Recipes

SYDNEY CAKE

Ingredients:
8 oz Self Raising Flour
4 oz Granulated Sugar
12 oz Mixed Dried Fruit
2 Medium Eggs not beaten
4 oz Margarine
1 level teaspoon Mixed Spice
1 level teaspoon Nutmeg
1 small teacup Milk
Pinch of salt

Method:
1. Put fat in saucepan to melt.
2. Sieve flour, salt and spices together.
3. Mix all ingredients together and beat well for 4-5 minutes.
4. Pour mixture into a lined 7”-8” round tin.
5. Bake in slow oven for approx 13/4 hours at 300oF, 150oC Gas Mark 2 until cooked.

FLAPJACK BISCUITS

Ingredients:
100g Plain White Flour
1 tspn Mixed Spice
75g Light Muscovado Sugar
150g Oats
100g Butter
2tblspn Golden Syrup
1tspn Bicarbonate of Soda dissolved in 2 tblspn boiling water
100g Mixed Dried Fruit

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/fan160oC Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two baking sheets.
2. Place the flour, spice, sugar and oats in a bowl.
3. Melt the butter in a sall pan over gentle heat and, once melted, stir in the golden syrup. Remove from the heat and stir in the bicarbonate of soda dissolved in the water.
4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the butter and syrup mixture. Stir together until thoroughly combined. Stir in the dried fruit.
5. Place balls of the mixture, approx 3cm in size, on to the baking sheets. Space them well apart as they will flatten and spread on baking. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Leave to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack.