Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tea Fruit Cake
I thought I'd have a go at baking a cake my mum always makes... it's usually really tasty and moist and all that, but being my first attempt at it, and using a sly fan assisted oven, it ended up tasting a little bit burnt and quite hard.
It's really easy to make though, you brew a cup of strong tea, then use it to soak 1lb of dried mixed fruit and 6oz of demerera sugar overnight. Then you just have to mix in self raising flour (8oz) and an egg. Put the mix into a 2lb cake tin, and top with suger and dots of butter, and you're done. It's meant to bake for an hour at 190C, but mine got all messed up because i'm not used to the oven yet.
Perfect with a cuppa, and what could be more British than a cake that already has a cup of tea in it?...