Tuesday, 11 September 2012

It's raining

Hello everyone,

Well guess what, it is raining, I said we should be careful what we wish for!
It is very dark and dismal and very heavy rain but I suppose the garden needed it as the veggies don't respond as well to tap water and the butt water always browns the leaves.

So what to do on a rainy day? make a cake of course - the general thoughts were for a fruit cake so I am making a boiled fruit cake and thought I would share it with you.

And just in case you want the recipe:

Boiled fruit cake

In a saucepan put:
12 ozs of dried fruit
1/4 pint of water
4 ozs Butter or margarine
4 ozs sugar
Bring to boil and let simmer for 3 mins
Let it cool slightly otherwise you will cook the egg in the hot mixture
Then add
8 ozs Self raising flour
1 tsp of mixed spice
1 egg
Mix well
pour into a tin
cook at gas 2 for 1.1/4 hours
Leave to cool before cutting
Enjoy with a cuppa

Mix in the flour

Then the egg

Now pop it in the oven.
There is something very comforting about the smell of a cake in the oven,
I will post a picture of the cake when it comes out of the oven

I must be feeling very autumnal today as I have also made a sausage casserole

Just sausages pre-cooked a little to Brown them, Onions, Carrots, a little sweat and sour sauce left over from yesterday a stock cube and a sprinkling of sage and onion stuffing. slow cook in the oven with the cake, serve with mashed potato.

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