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Boiled Fruit Cake

  SOURCE   This recipe is from the collection of one of our mothers (i.e. the mother of one of us, not that we have multiple maternal parents...) At the moment, it doesn't actually contain anything that we grow, but at some stage in the future we will have walnuts and cherries, at least. NOTE The original recipe called for 6oz of sugar, but as usual we have reduced this by a third. You don't have the be exact about the ingredients, so feel free to leave out say glacĂ© cherries if you don't have any — you can always add in something similar, or extra sultanas; or use raisins if you don't have currants.  Time (approx) : preparation 30m; cooking 1h to 1h 30m [it takes 1h in our oven]. Ingredients 6 oz sultanas 6 oz currants 2 oz chopped walnuts 2 oz glacĂ© cherries  2 oz mixed peel 6 oz butter 4 oz granulated sugar 10 oz plain flour 4 eggs 1 tsp mixed spice 1/2 tsp baking powder Equipment Weighing scales Measuring spoons Saucepan 8" round or 7" square cake tin Oven