The ingredients you will need
- 125 g/4 oz margarine
- 175 g/6 oz sugar, dark brown, light or white
- 175 g/6 oz currants
- 17g g/6 oz sultanas
- 50 g/2 oz candied peel
- 225 ml/8 fl oz water
- 1 level teaspoon of mixed spice
- 2 beaten eggs
- 125 g/4 oz plain flour, wholewheat or white
- 125 g/4 oz self raising flour wholewheat or white
- pinch of salt
Step 1- Place margarine, sugar, currants, sultanas, peel, water, bicarbonate soda and mixed spice in a pan, bring to boil and simmer for 1 minute.Pour into a large bowl. Allow to cool.
Step 2- Line an 18 cm/7 inch square or 20 cm/8 inch round tin, or use loaf tins if preferred, with greased, greaseproof paper.
Step 3- Add eggs, Flours and salt to cooled mixture, mix well, pour into tin.
Step 4- Bake in the centre of a moderate oven, Gas 4, 350F, 180C, for 1 1/4 hours