Apricot, Fig And Spice Christmas Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 c. dry apricots, minced
  • 2 c. dry white figs, minced
  • 3/4 c. minced glace or possibly crystallized ginger
  • 1 1/2 c. sultanas
  • 3/4 c. minced glace orange peel
  • 3/4 c. Cointreau
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 250 gm unsalted butter
  • 5 x Large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. golden brown syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp grnd cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp grnd allspice
  • 1/8 tsp grnd cloves
  • 1/2 tsp bi-carbonate of soda
  • 1/2 c. whole blanched almonds

Description

1. Place Fruit, Liqueur, Water, Sugar And Butter Into A Large Saucepan. Bring Slowly To The Boil, Stirring Occasionally, Till Sugar Is Dissolved. Reduce Heat, Simmer, Covered, For…

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