Honey Fruit Cake
Pavlova, glazed ham and fruit cake is the epitome of Christmas time.This delicious Christmas Fruit cake can keep up for one month and take around 4 hours to make (although we struggle to keep it around the office for even a week).
You can find the original recipe on www.foodtolove.co.nz.
1 1/2 cup (250g) chopped raisins
1 1/2 cup (250g) chopped dates
1 1/2 cup (250g) sultanas
1/2 cup mixed peel
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped glacé ginger
1/2 cup halved glacé cherries
375 millilitre can beer
250 gram butter
1 1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1 1/2 cup white plain flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1. Combine fruit with beer in large bowl, cover, stand overnight.
2. Line a deep 23cm square cake pan with 2 sheets paper.
3. Preheat oven to 150°C. Cream butter and honey in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, beat in eggs quickly one at a time, beat until just combined. Stir into fruit mixture.
4. Stir in sifted flours and spice in two lots, then almonds. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for about 3½ to 4 hours. Cover tightly with foil, cool in pan.
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