This is the Christmas Cake my mother's family has been making for years. I line the tin in brown paper and baking paper, I then wrap news paper to around the outside of the tin and I also sit the cake on a wad of news paper. I'm always happy to make this cake thinking of the women who have made this before me, and my cousins and I that are still making it to this day.
340gm Plain Flour
285gm Seeded Raisins
115gm Mixed Peel
115gm Candied Cherrys (glassa)
115gm Blanched Chopped Almonds
1 Wine Glass Rum ( Brandy) and I add 1 glass to the mixture. Soak dried fruit for a few weeks before you bake the cake
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Cream butter and sugar together adding eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and fruit lastly adding the brandy.