A recipe from the Be ro book . (made many times over the years.)
350 g (12 oz) mixed dried fruit 100 g (4 oz) caster sugar 100 g (4 oz) butter or margarine 150 ml (¼ pint) water 1 medium egg 225 g (8 oz) Be-Ro Self Raising Flour
1 Heat oven to 150ºC, 300ºF, Gas Mark 2. Grease an 18 cm (7 inch) cake tin. 2 Place fruit, sugar, margarine and water in a pan, simmer slowly with the lid on for 20 minutes. 3 Allow to cool, then add beaten egg and stir in the flour. 4 Pour into prepared tin and bake for about 1½ hours.
Go on @davidv you know you want to, this one by LadyM looks easy enough or the Pot Loaf posted by Cherry, you just have to keep an eye on them in the oven & watch they don't burn. You can take them out when you think they look done & gently press the top to see if it feels firm but springy or stick a skewer in the middle & see if it comes out clean without gooey uncooked cake mix stuck to it.
I can never tell the difference in a fruit cake when I use a skewer SueA. Is it the fruit which is damp, or the cake? I have a Lavender Cake in the oven at present. My son's partner took one to work and the office girls loved it. One sent a book to me and they now want me to make Clootie Dumpling. Well I have an old recipe which belonged to my mother-in-law, but I don't want a steamy kitchen for hours.
I can never tell the difference in a fruit cake when I use a skewer SueA . Is it the fruit which is damp, or the cake? I have a Lavender Cake in the oven at present. My son's partner took one to work and the office girls loved it. One sent a book to me and they now want me to make Clootie Dumpling. Well I have an old recipe which belonged to my mother-in-law, but I don't want a steamy kitchen for hours.
Basically a suet pudding so can be done in a microwave , done a search & came up with the following ...............
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