Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Boiled fruit cake

750g plain flour (sieved)
500g mixed fruits
300g brown sugar
200g butter
2 eggs
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups water
3 tbsp rum (optional)

1. Put 1/2 cup water in pot with sugar, butter, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and mixed fruits. Boil for 5 minutes.
2. Simmer for 10 minutes and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add in 1 cup water and mix well. Set aside to cool.
(I boil only 1/2 cup of water instead of 1 1/2 cups because the mixture would cool down faster this way.)

3. Preheat oven to 180C.
4. When the mixture is cool, stir in beaten eggs (and rum if desired). Fold in flour and bicarbonate of soda.

5. Transfer to a baking tin lined with grease paper and bake for 45 -60 minutes or until cake is cooked.

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