Fruitcake is a family favourite and great to eat when meeting up with family or friends because it is so simple to make! 
Looking outside at the rain I thought it was essential to bake something that would cheer my family up on such a gloomy and melancholy day. 

A view of the weather 
Onto the recipe: 

  • 4oz butter
  • 4oz brown sugar
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • 4oz plain flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 12oz mixed fruit
  • 3tsp ground cinnamon 
  • Dash of milk
1. In a loose bottom tin, greece the bottom and sides with butter and cover with grease-proof paper
2. Preheat the over to gas mark 4/ 180C/ 350F
3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl
4. Add the eggs one at a time slowly to the mixture
5. Fold in both of the flours to the mixture
6. Add the fruit and ground cinnamon to the bowl
7. Mix together and add a splash (1tbs) of milk to loosen the mixture
8. Place into the tin and smooth the mixture out 
9. Bake on a middle shelf for 1 hour and 15 minutes - checking occasionally
10. Take out of the oven and cool 

There you have it, simple fruitcake, perfect for a rainy day (which there are plenty of in Britain!). Enjoy xx


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