Put tea in a bowl, add the sugar and stir. Add the whiskey and dried fruit. Cover with clingfilm and leave overnight. Preheat oven to 170 C (150 C fan) or mark 3. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Add the beaten egg to the fruit mixture and fold in the flour, baking powder and mixed spice. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 1hr 15 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for at least 20 mins. Serve with butter if liked.
Karen - we found 5oz sugar quite sweet so I only use 3 to 4oz.
Comment: Karen made this for us at one of our Exhibitions, for part of our refreshments - IT WAS GORGEOUS (not surprisingly it all went) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This recipe is from the R.M.W. Recipe Book (Pat Brown of Southwell provided this one)
AUNT EVA'S WEETABIX CAKE
A delicious crispy & fruity tea cake ideal with or without butter
2 Weetabix Crushed 1 large cup of either brown or white sugar 1 large cup of mixed dried fruit ( glacé cherries if liked ) 1 large cup of milk 1 large cup of self-raising flour A little brown sugar to sprinkle on the top
Put all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk and mix well. Put into a loaf tin and bake for about 45 minutes. ( 180C or Gas 4 ) Keep an eye on the cake as it sometimes cooks in less time.
This delightful cake was made for us as children during World War II and is still enjoyed today.
Graeme’s Pasta Recipe
You will need
1 onion, chopped
2 peppers, 1 red, 1 Green, deseeded and sliced up into 2cm strips
1cm Ginger, finely chopped
Olives, leave whole, easier with pitted ones. Again how much you use is up to you.
2 gloves of garlic, sliced thinly.
Half red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
Mushrooms are good in this, half a pack ?
Green veg, your choice, Mange Tout and (Asparagus cook first)
100g Chorizo, sliced and cut in half.
Passata, enough to bind mixture.
Dried or fresh pasta, judge how much you want, depends on how hungry you are !
How its done-
Turn the Italian Opera on, pour a glass of red and think about starting…….
Heat oil in wok, wack in the onion, stir fry for about 5 mins.
Put the pasta on now.
Put the peppers, Garlic, Ginger, Chilli and Olives in the wok and keep on stirring for 3 mins,
Add in Mushrooms, stir fry 2 mins.
Add the Green bits, cook through for around 3 mins
Add Chorizo, cook through 2 mins
Add Passata, stir in enough to coat all veg and also allow some for coating the pasta.
If Pasta cooked, drain off and add to wok, stir all through, heat for 1 min to ensure all is combined and piping hot.
That’s it !
Serve with Garlic bread, plenty of wine and friends or family.
This is my son's recipe and a favourite with all our family both adults and children
Martin Blundell - click below to download pdf file to print off