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Lanchester Spice Loaf


Soda-raised cake made with whole egg, brown sugar, almonds, currants, sultanas, cherries, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.

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1 lb. flour
8 oz margarine
8 oz brown sugar
2 eggs 2 oz peel
2 oz almonds
Baking powder
8 oz currants
8 oz sultanas
4 oz cherries
a little milk
a little nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger
a little salt.

Mix baking powder, ground almonds and spices with flour. Chop peel and cherries. Rub margarine into the flour, add sugar and fruit and mix well. Make a well in the centre and drop in the eggs and milk. Mix well and turn into a greased baking tin. Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 hour 30 minutes.

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