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Old Fashioned Christmas Cake Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Old Fashioned Christmas Cake Recipe

8 oz. plain flour
8 oz, currants
1/2 tsp. spice
8 oz, raisins
1/2 tsp, nutmeg
3 oz. glazed cherries
8 oz. butter
3 oz. candied peel
8 oz, brown sugar
2 oz. blanched almonds
4 eggs
3 tsps. lemon juice
8 oz. sultanas
grated rind of 1 lemon
pinch salt
3-4 tsps. brandy (optional)

Grease and line a 7 inch square or 8 inch round tin with a double thickness of greased grease-proof paper.

Sieve flour, salt and spices. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs into the creamed mixture. Fold in flour; add lemon juice and rind. Stir in the prepared fruit and nuts, mix all well together and pour into tin.

Bake in oven at 290 degrees F, Cooking Time: 4-1/2 to 5 hours

Allow cake to cool before removing from tin, Spoon brandy over it and allow to soak in (optional).

When cold, wrap in greaseproof or foil and store in cool place until required. Coat with icing or decorate if desired.

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