Hiker's Fruit Cake

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Hiker's Fruit Cake is rich and full of energy to help with the hills. Just the sort of thing you need for Great Gable, U.K. .

Ingredients

200 g
butter
200 g
FAIRTRADE muscavado sugar
3 large
hen's eggs
250 g
wholemeal self raising flour
generous pinch
salt
the zest of one
FAIRTRADE orange
250 g
FAIRTRADE sultanas
100 g
FAIRTRADE raisins
100 g
FAIRTRADE apricots
100 g
FAIRTRADE chopped dates
100 g
cherries
FAIRTRADE
Sources

Method

Juice the orange and then grate off the zest.

Soak the apricots and vine fruit in the orange juice for a couple of hours.

Beat the eggs.

Cream the butter and the sugar and gradually add the eggs stirring well.

Stir in seasoned flour and all the fruit.

Pour intio a lined loaf tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 4 (180 °C; 350 °F) (180 deg c) for 30 minutes, followed by gas mark 3 (165 °C; 325 °F) for 45 minutes or until done.

To serve

Slice, butter, eat.

Variation

If you can't find FAIRTRADE oranges, use FAIRTRADE Orange Juice which is readily available.