Cake to Last a Year
Candied peel, chopped
Unbleached plain flour
Soft brown sugar
Grated rind of 1 orange
-and 1 lemon
for a richer flavour soak the sultanas in brandy in advance and then
substitute half the brandy in the recipe for orange juice.
1. A few hours before starting, pour brandy over fruit and leave
covered. 2. Double line a round deep 23cm cake tin with thick paper
and non-stick parchment. 3. Sift the flour and add the spices. 4.
Beat together the butter, sugar and grated rinds until light and then
add the egg little by little until, adding a little flour towards the
end. 5. Fold in the rest of the flour and then add the fruit 6. Spoon
into the tin and smooth the top. (the mixture will be quite stiff).
7. Bake at 170C for about 2 hours 30 minutes. Test with a skewer. 8.
Leave in tin to cool for 30 minutes and then turn onto a cooling rack.