Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

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Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby Busybee » May 20th, 2018, 10:06 pm

...........Was an absolute hit at the WI.......lots of members were asking for the recipe.

The downside being that they now think I’m some sort of demon baker and I have been roped into baking six fruit cakes, fruit, plain and cheese scones for our cake stall. :lol:

I’m actually extremely chuffed, as there are some seriously good bakers in the institute I almost jibbed out and bought a cake to take for our teatime but decided that as it’s such a forgiving recipe I’d give it a go.

Thank you Terry.

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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby Rainbow » May 20th, 2018, 10:26 pm

A boiled fruit cake is the sort I always make. Very popular over here in Oz - not sure if it originated here, but it cooks for a much shorter time than a traditional fruit cake, so much better for our hot summers!
And as Busybee says its very forgiving and always moist and tasty :D
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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby earthmaiden » May 21st, 2018, 7:13 am

BB .. :lol: . Well done!
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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby StokeySue » May 21st, 2018, 8:07 am

Well done BB!

Mum and I have been making boiled fruit cakes for years, using the BeRo recipe
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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby Ratatouille » May 21st, 2018, 12:15 pm

Thats the one I use Sue - but I add local crystalised fruits and ginger.
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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby StokeySue » May 21st, 2018, 1:02 pm

I sometimes addd a bit of spice - and a good tot of room when the mixture is half cooled
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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby KC2 » May 22nd, 2018, 5:23 pm

Hi BB, pls could you share it? I've got a recipe I use but would be really interested to compare them. Thx :D
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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby Busybee » May 22nd, 2018, 5:42 pm

boozy boiled fruit cake
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4oz margarine
6oz granulated sugar
1lb mixed dried fruit
6 fl oz water
2 fl oz sherry or brandy
1 level teasp bicarb of soda
1 heaped teasp mixed spice
2 beaten eggs
4oz plain flour/4oz self raising
Put margarine, sugar, fruit, water, booze, bicarb and mixed spice into a largish saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Grease and line either a 7” square or 8” round cake tin. Heat oven to Gas 4, 350f.
When mixture has cooled slightly, does not have to be cold, sift in flour, add eggs and mix well. Pour into prepared tin and cook in the centre of the oven for 1-l.5 hours. Cover top if it is getting too brown towards the end of cooking.

Notes: You can use any type of sugar apart from icing, and any combination of dried fruit though some glace cherries cut into quarters are particularly good. You can use all water but it tastes much better with the alcohol. Some of the flour can be wholemeal if you want to be healthyish. This is a very versatile cake and virtually foolproof.
Keeps well in a tin.

I stuck to Terrys recipe when baking for the WI, but if just for us I put walnuts and cherries in as well. It’s very forgiving.

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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby KC2 » May 22nd, 2018, 5:46 pm

Great, thanks BB :tu:
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Re: Hicky/ Terry’s boiled fruit cake........

Postby hickybank » May 25th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Glad you enjoyed it Busybee, the fame & accolade come free with the recipe, well done
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