Christmas fruit cake

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This cake is NICE its an old Aussie recipe 1920/30's

Its all about the balance of the fruit with the ingredients there are NO spices
so the taste is mild and natural, cooking is very slow mostly down to 125C for most of the time. (About 4hours overall)

I omit the Sherry (optional) hence it will be paler in colour.

I prefer no topping or icing

I make 1/2 the quantity for a 2.2Kg cake 21CM dia X 7CM high tin is just right.

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How many of these will you eat before Christmas, having already eaten the one's you made before :biggrin: Recipe has been noted, might just try one of these.

Barrie
Barrie this is the same recipe that I've made for the last 6 years.
It did occur to me to make another the risk is the one I just made may not last till christmas :biggrin:
 

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John, now this may just be the Christmas cake that I'd like to eat! Normally, when I think of this kind of cake, I think of a leaden and overly sherry-ized, sweet sort of thing that I prefer to put my napkin over after taking a bite with some hard sauce, but yours looks and sounds delicious.

Do you export?:biggrin:
 

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John, now this may just be the Christmas cake that I'd like to eat! Normally, when I think of this kind of cake, I think of a leaden and overly sherry-ized, sweet sort of thing that I prefer to put my napkin over after taking a bite with some hard sauce, but yours looks and sounds delicious.

Do you export?:biggrin:
Export Ha!! never thought of that.

It is natural tasting kinda laid back and fruity great with Tea or Coffee
I have Done the Marzipan Topping with Icing and cherries on top and its great.

Try it its easy.....
 

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I've made a copy of the recipe and I propose to try it out, I'm just trying to decide when to make the cake, if I make it too soon there will be non left by the time the day arrives :biggrin:

Barrie
Cool
Last year I think it was a gentleman (UK) on the DPR forum asked for the recipe and intended to go to france (via that amazing tunnel) to get vintage brandy for the cake.

This would be a good addition (ie by injection after baking) :biggrin::tongue:
In my family noone drinks
 

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