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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Porter Cake

16oz plain flour
16oz sultanas
8oz brown sugar
2oz cherries
8oz butter
2oz chopped mixed peel
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup of Guinness
Sieve the flour and spices & baking powder into a large bowl. Rub in the butter well. Add the sugar. Mix in the fruit. In another bowl mix the beaten egg and the Guinness. Mix this into the dry ingredients. Put the mixture into a buttered and lined 8" tin. Bake in a moderate at oven for about 1 hour & 30 minutes to 2 hours. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks just like the fruit cake my Mum used to bake. We called it Pig Cake! x