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Monday, November 21, 2005

The Soldier's Cake

This is a family favourite inherited from my Nana O'Carroll. We have always called it The Soldiers Cake. This is because Nana discovered it during World War II when cake tins were made available in which to bake, pack, and send fruit cakes to soldiers. This recipe was on the tin ...
Ingredients - 6oz butter; 6oz sugar; 3 eggs; 8oz sultanas; 8oz raisins; 2oz mixed peel; 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg; 1/4 teaspoons mixed spice; 1/2 tablespoon golden syrup; 3oz self-raising flour; 6oz plain flour; 1/4 teaspoon salt; 1/4 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon water; brandy. Method - Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Beat in golden syrup. Add sultanas, raisins, and mixed peel. Fold in flour to which has been added cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice, and salt. Lastly add brandy and baking powder mixed in a tablespoon of water. Bake in a very moderate oven for two hours.


Gina E. said...

This reads like a Christmas cake! Sounds delicious - I might just print a copy off your blog and try it - but not for a few months. I will be all fruit-caked-out until at least February!

Anonymous said...

Any chance you could put Miss Schauer's recipe for Anzac biscuits up in time for the big day?? tried to find it online but no cigar!! you're blog was the first thing that came up!!
cheers, an aussie in london missing Nana's cooking...