I’m gathering another recipe here for my children. This is a much -loved recipe I’ve made for open gardens, picnics and school cake sales. It is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and people who are allergic to eggs. It’s so simple to make and the kitchen smells delicious when it’s being cooked. Enjoy!
6oz brown SR flour ( if using plain flour, add 3 tsp baking powder)
2oz ground almonds (omit if allergic to nuts, and use ground oatmeal instead.)
2 tsp mixed spice
1lb mixed fruit
4 oz dates, finely chopped
4 oz apricots, finely chopped
Rind of 1 orange or lemon
1/2 pint water (you can use tea)
2 tbsp orange juice
Soak the dried fruit in the liquid overnight.
Add the dried ingredients and fold in.
Bake in a 2lb loaf tin for 1.5 hours at 160C. Cover the cake for the last half an hour to prevent the top burning.
Check with a knife to ensure the cake is cooked.
Enjoy 😊 x