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June xxx

Sunday 19 June 2011

Boiled Fruit cake..

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!


deb said...

Sounded awful but looks amazing! I may just have to try that June!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh fabulous. I have a boiled fruit cake recipe of my Mum's, I love cherries so I add them to it too.
Thanks for sharing.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Chris Arlington said...

Thank you so much June, It does sound yummy. I think it would be a good one to make and freeze for company too.

Faye said...

June, this sounds very yummy. I think I'd like to try this some time myself. Thank goodness, I don't have to worry about the sugar.

Bill said...

I wonder if it could be made with a gluten-free cake mix? I'm one of those people who love fruit cake!

Anonymous said...

my grandmother used to make this,in her aga stove, i believe hers recipe (this) came from womans own magazine in the 60's. simple easy and bloody lovely!