Monday, April 13, 2009

FRUIT CAKE (mum's recipe)

This is from my mum, which we cannot miss every year during chinese new year. She'll bake this once a year, and i always reserve LARGE from her. Well i can say its easy to bake, and i'll keep in my fridge for sometime, cause i enjoy taking it slowly with my coffee.

200g butter
180g brown sugar
5 eggs
300g cake flour
500g mixed fruits (sultanas, raisins-washed and soaked with brandy)
(orange peels, green and red cherries)
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Orange juice + (water)
3/4 tsp Mix spice

~ Beat butter and sugar till pale
~ Gradually add in eggs
~ Fold in flour
~ Add in mixed fruits, Orange juice, honey and mix spice
~ Pour into medium size greased tube pan lined with aluminium foil
~ Bake at 160'C for 50-60 minutes
~ Once baked, showered with 2 tbsp of brandy
~ Covered with aluminium foil
~ When cool, refrigerate

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