2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup self - rising flour 1/4 cup chopped glace ginger 1 cup halved glace cherries 3/4 cup sultanas 3/4 cup chopped raisins 250 g butter 1 cup castor sugar
4 eggs 2 tablespoon brandy 1/4 cup milk
Grease a deep 23 cm round cake pan, line base with paper; grease paper.
Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy; beat in eggs one at a time , beat until combined. Fold in fruit and brandy. Stir in half the sifted flours with half the milk , then remaining flours and milk. Pour into prepared pan, bake in moderately slow oven at 160 - 180 * C or 325 - 350 * F for about 1 1/2 hours. Cover with foil, cool in pan.
Spring Onion pancake
Makes : 16 Serves : 8
200 g maida / plain flour 225 ml water 400 ml milk 2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks 4 tablespoon finely sliced onions 1 teaspoon salt Cooking oil
1, Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan and lightly cook the spring onions until soften. Remove and set aside.
2, Lightly beat the eggs, together with the egg yolks , and set aside. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and lightly mix in the eggs.
3, Slowly add the milk and water, mix with a spoon, until the batter is creamy. Stir in the remaining oil and continue to beat for a few more minutes. Finally, stir in the spring onions.
4, Heat a non - stick frying pan, pour in 1 tablespoon of the batter and cook until set, but not brown. To serve , loosely roll the pancakes and cut each one into 3 pieces.