I posted this in respose to quip from Paddyscake on th boiled fruitcake thread but know I will forget where I put it so am creating a new blog
adapted from a Terence Stamp wheat, dairy and sugar free recipe and can be made using a single dried fruit eg apricots, plums or sultanas.
My wheat version (note dairy option) here as follows:
- 2 tsp easy-blend yeast
- 6 oz white or wholemeal flour (spelt in my case)
- 3 tsp mixed spice
- pinch salt
- 3 oz ground almonds
- 3 tbs rapeseed oil or melted butter
- 1 grated eating apple
- 1 grated carrot (or small courgette)
- 8 oz dried fruit
- approx 6 fl oz water or milk
Preheat oven to 170c (fan oven). Line a 7" round cake tin.
Sift flour, spices and salt into a large bowl. Stir in yeast and almonds, then grated apple, carrot and dried fruit.
Drizzle ove oil, then use enough water or milk to make a soft dropping consistency mixture.
Turn into tin, level and bake for approx 1 hour until skewer comes out clean. Take out, wrap tightly in tea towl and leave until completely cool.
To take in to work on my birthday I made this using dried plums cut small and shaken with 2 oz sugar, a tsp almond essence and whole almonds on the top - oh and a good splash of Amaretto liqueur. It seemed to go down well!