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A very nice, moist fruit cake recipe from Crystal’s Grandma. This recipe is very special as Grandma Hazel passed away in 1996. We are so thankful and privileged to share in this yummy tradition!
More fun advent ideas and traditions coming soon.
Grandma Hazel’s Christmas Cake Recipe
* Recipe is for an 8 inch tin
Ingredients:
Mixture 1:
80oz (2 cups) plain flour
2 oz S.R. Flour
1/2 tsp. Bicarb Soda
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1tsp. Mixed spice
(sift all above ingredients)
Mixture 2:
8 oz Butter
8 oz Brown Sugar
1 tbs Golden Syrup
5 eggs
(cream all ingredients adding one at a time)
Mixture 3:
1 lb Raisins
1.2 lb Sultanas
1/4 lb Cherries
1/4 mixed peel
(above fruit can be swapped for 1.5kg mixed fruit)
(soak fruits overnight in 4tbs sweet sherry)
After soaking, add nuts of your choice, eg.  Chopped walnuts and Almonds
Instructions

–       preheat oven to 130
–       combine 3 mixtures in large bowl
–       line tin with 4 layers of paper all around
–       place mixture in tin- smooth surface
–       cook at 130 degrees Celsius for 3 ½ – 4 hours
–       leave in tin for a while