I posted yesterday about buying a boiled fruit cake and dear friend Chris Arlington asked me about it.
I'm sure many of you know all about them but this is especially for Chris.
Years ago I had a very simple recipe for one and my daughter Sally used to call it her 'Guggy cake'.
In a saucepan put a cup each of sugar, sultanas, currants and water, plus 4 oz. margarine and 2 teaspoons of mixed spice. Bring gently to the boil and then let it cool. (I guess nowadays we'd use the microwave!)
Stir in 2 cups of Self raising flour and bake in a big greased tin about an hour in a moderate oven, or till done. It comes out wonderfully moist.
So that's Sally's Guggy cake. Lots of recipes now on the www!
No good for diabetics Chris! 'They' say you can use these artificial sweeteners in recipes but I've never tried it, so don't know if it would work.
I have another recipe with more ingredients, including a tin of condensed milk. This is so large and rich I've used it as a Christmas cake.
All that has made me feel hungry. I think I'll go and have a slice of my boiled fruit cake for breakfast!