Sunday, 15 November 2015



1 lb currants
1 lb sultanas
1 lb raisins
8 oz dates, without stones
8 oz mixed peel
2 ox glace cherries
1 lb cooking apples
8 oz shredded suet
4 oz chopped almonds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp mixed spice
One lemon: grated rind and juice
5 fl. oz. brandy


  1. Peel the apples and grate them into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Chop the dried fruit, peel and cherries into small pieces.
  3. Add the fruit, suet, nuts, spices to the grated apples.
  4. Add the lemon rind and juice and stir thoroughly
  5. Measure out the brandy and add it to the mixture.
  6. Let all the family stir and make a wish.
  7. Cover the bowl and leave it in a cool place to stand for two days.
  8. Stir the mixture and pack it into jars with airtight screw lids.
  9. Leave to mature for 2 weeks.

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