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Old 01-14-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Fruit cake with a difference!

LIGHT FRUIT CAKE

This is an easy all-in-one fruit cake with crumbly mixture. The combination of slow cooking and wholemeal flour ensures that it stays moist but firm.

For 7 inch round cake tin
2 eggs
4-5 oz margarine/butter
8 oz muscovado sugar [granulated ok i find]
5 oz plain flour
5 oz wholemeal flour
1 rounded tsp of baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp of mixed spice
1 lb mixed dry fruit [rinse before use]
optional
1 oz of cherries
1 oz of candied peel
glace icing with lemon juice adds a little!

variations: cook in an oven gas mark 3 for <2 hours or steam/bain marie for 5 hours. I found steaming more effective giving the cake a different consistency. Increase/descrease ratio of wholemeal/plain flour for drier/moist cake. This recipe was originally for a slow cooker.

james - please let me know what you think

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Old 01-27-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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err ok... obviously not much
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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in a crock pot?

You said that it was originally meant for a slow cooker. Would you put the crock pot on low and then butter the pot? How long would you do it in the pot. Did you add a little moisture in the pot? Is this going to be a traditional fruit cake that I would wrap up in cheese cloth and put rum on it?
In the US we're not very much into steaming cakes, though I always do my Boston brown bread in the steamer.
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Ah no...
Use near boiling water in the bottom of the pot, turn to high (and leave it on that) for about 5 hours. I have the 3.5 ltr oval pot, used a 1lb loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper as you'd normally do for the oven. No reason why you couldn't add rum - i haven't tried.

The only reason for steaming is one can get a 7 or 8 ins tin in a steamer quite easily... ideal for making two one on top of another. Not many people tried steaming... i have and i think it's well worth it.
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