Boil & Bake Fruit & Walnut Cake.
500g mixed dried fruit (I used 200g),
100g chopped dates (I used 4 dates),
75g low fat or polyunsaturated spread (I used butter),
1 tsp mixed spice
100g chopped walnuts (I used 75g),
300g wholemeal flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs (I used 1 egg)
1.Bring the mixed fruit, dates, spread/butter, water and spice to the boil
2.Leave to cool
3.Add chopped nuts, flour, bicarbonate of soda and eggs, mix well
4.Put into a greased and bottom-lined tin, e.g. 20cm/8” square (I used a 2lb loaf tin with a tin liner)
5.Bake in a moderate oven (160’C/325’F/Gas 3) for one hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
N.B. I've put my adaptations to the recipe in brackets. Personally I substituted butter for the low-fat spread, and I reduced the amount of ingredients and found that the taste of the cake was really good.
This recipe was one that was included in a "Healthy Heart's Day Cookery Demonstration Event" that I attended a few years ago, and I wanted to try a new cake that was easy to cook - and this one is really tasty and easy to do.
I've cut it up into slices and frozen them, and they freeze really well.
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Wishing everyone a great weekend, it's nearly here!