|ml ( fl oz) water|
|g ( lb) dried mixed fruit|
|g ( oz) caster sugar (or light muscavado sugar)|
|g ( oz) butter|
|g ( oz) plain flour|
|teaspoon bicarbonate of soda|
|teaspoon of mixed spice|
Boil the water, dried fruit, sugar and butter for about 10 minutes.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, and mixed spice into a large bowl.
Pour on the boiled mixture and stir well.
Mix in the eggs.
Pour into a lined loaf tin
Bake for 90 minutes at 150 C or Gas Mark 2
Let stand for 10 minutes
It tastes better about 24 hours after you have baked it! Some cooks like to add elderflower cordial to the water, some use cold tea instead of the water, some add treacle.