for family meals :
is one of the recipes which we have been given
permission to reproduce by another of the UK
recipe sites, Recipes4us.
It is a big site with a wealth of information
and recipes. If you would like to have a look
at their website
a Welshman I am very suspicious of this recipe
- remarkably like Bara Brith (traditional Welsh
cake) if you leave out the whiskey!"
/ 1lb Mixed Dried Fruit
150ml / 5fl.oz. Hot Black Tea
2 tbsp Irish Whiskey
225g / 8oz Dark Soft Brown Sugar
225g / 8oz Self Raising Flour
2 teasp Mixed Spice
the fruit in a large mixing bowl together
with the hot tea and whiskey. Cover with clingfilm
and leave to soak overnight.
the soaking period, preheat the oven to 180ºC,
350ºF, Gas Mark 4 and grease a 900g /
2lb loaf tin. Line the base with greaseproof
the sugar to the bowl of soaked fruit then
add the flour and sprinkle the spice evenly
over the top.
the eggs and beat well with a wooden spoon
until thoroughly mixed and soft.
the mixture to the greased loaf tin, smoothing
the top with a palette knife.
for 1 1/2 hours until firm and springy to
the touch. Half way through the cooking, cover
the top of the cake with greaseproof paper
to prevent it getting too brown.
from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Serve
cut into thick slices with plenty of butter
at tea time.