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Christmas cake recipe from Grandmanorm
Ingredients225g (8oz) brown sugar
225g (8oz) butter
85g (3oz) ground almonds
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
5 large eggs
225g (8oz) raisins,
340g (12oz) sultanas
340g (12oz) currants
115g (4oz) mixed peel
55g (2oz) cherries
140g (5oz) brandy
1 lemon (grated, juice and rind)
Handy HintAdd lour after fruit as this stops fruit sinking to bottom of cake. Well it has always worked for me.
Method1. Use 8 1/2inch tin.
2. Line with double grease proof paper, let it come about 1/4 inch above tine.
3. Surround tin with double layer of brown paper.
4. Mix butter, sugar, add eggs slowly one at a time (I don't I put them all in together and never have a problem).
5. Add ground almonds.
6. Add fruit.
7. Add flour plus spices.
8. Add brandy and lemon juice.
9. Bake at 140C.