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    Over the years I have had many boiled fruitcake recipes, as have we all, but this is a firm favourite, quick, easy and tasty. (sorry it’s in imperial)

    In a saucepan put 4oz margarine – 6oz sugar – 8oz sultanas – 1 level teaspoon bicarb – 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice and 8fl oz water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute – put aside to cool.
    Meanwhile set oven to gas mark 4/180° and grease and line a 7″sq tin/8″ round tin/loaf tin.
    Sift 4oz plain wholewheat flour (ordinary plain will do if not) – 4oz S.R. flour and a pinch of salt

    Mix cooled mixture with the flour and add 2 beaten eggs. Mix well and tip into prepared tin.
    bake for approx 1hr – 1hr15 mins (it only takes 50-55 mins in my bottle gas oven) Enjoy! :good:

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    Thank You,
    Love the recipe,would it not be Brilliant :yahoo: if we now had a recipe area!!!!! :scratch:
    Come one–we all love to hear and try new recipes,so I am sure–IF we beg :cry: our wonderful-amazing! people who set up this site!could give us a corner–PLEASE,–and WHAT ABOUT THE GARDENING !!XXXXXXXXXplease-pretty please :heart:

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    We have Millisle it’s a new one called “Recipe Swap” where I posted this, click on forums and you’ll find it, there are more recipes there. It’s still gathering speed so add any you have! :rose:

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    :yahoo: Yes –Yes and more Yes–Thanksxxxxxx

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    You’re welcome! Happy baking! :good:

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    Always willing to learn!!

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    I can vouch for Fruitcake’s Fruitcake, not made it myself but have been lucky enough to eat it, yum! :yahoo:

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    Lucky You–samples !!x
    :yahoo:

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    Thanks Fruitcake, if I make all these goodies I’ll be putting the weight on! But I still love em . :yahoo:

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    Made this, absolutely lovely and so moist. Definitely one to bake again . Gave a couple of pieces to friends , she now wants the recipe  Thank you very much Fruitcake :rose:

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    I really must try this, my mother used to make it too, and her best recipe was Canadian gingerbread made in a big meat tin. Unfortunately ,recipe lost, but will try and trawl internet to find it, eventually.  :yes:

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    It is very similar to the one I make except I put in mixed fruits – dried – like apple, pear and prunes etc and just use plain flour but next time will try with the flour mix you have used.I put in a loaf tin as have found I get the best results.
    Have given this recipe to all friends – both English and French.

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    Glad you like it Jean

    Like the sound of the Canadian gingerbread Blue, hope you can find the recipe

    Andrea like you I often use a mix of sultanas, dates, dried apricots and figs in fruit cakes, (especially the recipe I use which is for diabetics and which I use as my Christmas cake – don’t think I’ve posted that, I’ll do so) but for this one I usually just use sultanas.

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    Yes Fruitcake, it’s a big gingerbread, very dark, moorish and I’ll have a look tomorrow to see if I can find one that is like it. I’m going back quite a few years since she was baking!  :rose:

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