Wet Weekend Cake
Not a good weekend for walking. Even for me.
I did get out.
A potter around Potter Tarn on Friday afternoon.
Snatching the dry before the deluge set in.
Saturday was so bad I baked bread and cakes.
Experimenting with a new to me recipe from a book I’ve inherited from mum.
St Johns Church Yard
It was a bit of a faff with boiling the fruit first, and I nearly forgot to put the eggs in.
But it was worth it.
Totally delicious, rich and sticky.
Perfect for eating on the hills.
Duly tried on torrential Sunday, when we had to resort to lunch in St Johns Church, on the return leg of a wander over High Rigg. The second time I’ve been up there in torrential rain.
Boiled Fruit Cake
- 450g Mixed dried fruit
- 225g caster sugar (I used Brown)
- 115g butter
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 200 ml water
- 2 eggs
- Sieve together:
- 115g wholemeal plain flour
- 115g self-raising flour
- 1tsp ground mixed spice
- 50g glace cheries (didn’t have any so just added more raisins)
Place the dried fruit, sugar, butter, bicarbonate of soda and water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 mins and then allow to cool for 15 mins
Beat in the eggs, stir in the flours, spices and glace cherries, mixing well
Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 18cm round cake time (I used a loaf tin) Smoothe the top
Bake at Gas Mark 3, electric 160C Fan 140C
Leave the cake in the tin for 15 -20 mins before placing it on a wire rack to cool completely
Glaze the top f the cake with warmed Honey (forgot that bit)
You can find my flapjack recipe here