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Westmorland Pepper Cake
Westmorland and North

Heavy fruit cake with ginger, cloves and black pepper.

Westmorland Pepper Cake
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Westmorland Pepper Cake

Serves: 8

75 Gram Raisins (3 oz)
75 Gram Currants (3 oz)
100 Gram Caster sugar (4 oz)
75 Gram Butter (3 oz)
150 ml Water ( ¼ pint)
225 Gram Self-raising flour (8 oz)
1/2 Teaspoon Ground ginger
Large pinch Ground cloves
1/2 Teaspoon Finely ground black pepper
4 Tablespoon Milk
1 Egg, beaten

Pre-heat oven to 180 °C / 350 °F / Gas 4. Grease the base of a deep 18 cm (7 inch) cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.

Put the fruit, sugar, butter and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then leave to cool slightly. Put the flour, spices and pepper in a bowl and gently stir in the fruit mixture, milk and the egg. Mix thoroughly without beating.

Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 50 minutes or until firm to the touch and golden brown. Turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.


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