Fruit cake for weddings and Christmas [Becky Colletti] from The British Baking Book: The History of British Baking, Savory and Sweet (page 55) by Regula Ysewijn

  • almond extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • Cognac
  • lemons
  • nutmeg
  • oranges
  • light brown sugar
  • vanilla beans
  • raisins
  • sultanas
  • eggs
  • plain flour
  • butter
  • orange marmalade
  • currants
  • glacé cherries
  • almond meal
  • mixed spice (UK)
  • candied citrus peel

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Always check the publication for a full list of ingredients. An Eat Your Books index lists the main ingredients and does not include 'store-cupboard ingredients' (salt, pepper, oil, flour, etc.) - unless called for in significant quantity.

Notes about this recipe

  • Eat Your Books

    Can substitute vanilla extract for vanilla beans, and pumpkin pie spice for mixed spice. Dried fruits must soak in Cognac 12 hours. Cake best made 3 months in advance.

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