Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Boiled fruit cake; I promise you this is delicious.

These mini fruit loaf cakes are for our Royal Wedding celebrations, the little round one will probably get eaten before then!

To make them you a need a large heavy based saucepan.
Into the pan empty a can of condensed milk (397g) and 125g butter.
Add 800g dried fruit - I used a mixture of sultanas, raisins, cranberries, chopped apricots, chopped dates, glace cherries - basically all the stuff I had lying around in the cupboard!!
Heat on low until the butter melts into the condensed milk, and then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Leave to cool a little.

In  a large mixing bowl put 225g self raising flour, 2 tsp ground spice and 1 tsp ground cinnamon, mix together.
Make a well and put 2 large beaten eggs in, followed by the cooled fruit / milk / butter mixture.
Mix quickly and pour into your tin.

If you are using a deep 7 inch tin it will take about 1 3/4 - 2 hours at 150 degrees.
These small ones took about an hour - until the tops are brown and firm and a skewer comes out clean.

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