this never lasts long when i make it!
my friend's mum gave me this recipe years ago, in fact the measurements are still in ounces :)
12ozs mixed fruit
4ozs brown sugar
1/2 pint water
8ozs self raising flour
2tsp mixed spice
and when i make it at christmas i swap brandy for the 1/2 pint water, and normally chuck in a little more just in case - nobody enjoys a dry cake now do they?
1. place fruit, sugar, butter and water in pan. bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins.
2. allow to cool then add mixed spice, cherries and beaten egg. stir in the flour.
3. turn mixture into a greased loaf tin.
4. bake for one and a half hours at 150oC / 300oF / gas mark 2.
see, told you it was easy :)