As I was rummaging through my dad’s things while myself and my brother Percy were sorting out stuff at our now passed away dad’s place. I happened upon a few old recipes that he had cut out of newspapers and magazines after reading all the notes he had made here and there, I found a keeper that I wanted to share with any of you bakers out there in blogger land.
A simple yet very easy way to make (one of Calvin’s favourites) Christmas (Fruit) Cake – the simple way. This recipe had been cut out of a newspaper that has long disappeared, from a time nearly forgotten to most – from the 1960’s.
What you need:
550g mixed fruit
1 tin condensed milk
½ c water
1 egg, beaten
¾ c walnuts, chopped
¾ c flour
½ tsp baking soda
How to make it:
Boil the fruit in the water for 1 minute (yes you read that correctly), stirring all the time. Let cool. Add the condensed milk, egg and nuts. Sift and stir in the flour and soda.
Pour into a greased paper lined 18 to 20cm tin and bake at 135 degrees Celsius for 1 hour then reduce to 125 degrees Celsius for another hour (so two hours in total). Cool in tin.
This makes one medium sized cake that is yummy for all of the lovers of Fruit Cake. Oddly I am not one of those people; Calvin on the other hand is.