Graces New Zealand Fruit Cake

12 oz sugar 1/2 brown and 1/2 white

3 eggs

8 oz butter

12 oz pl. flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 dessertspoon of pow. ginger

1/2 teaspoon of lemon essence

” ” ” vanilla “

16 oz. sultanas

8 oz currants

some mixed peel

Cover fruit with water and simmer for 5 min. Strain. Melt butter in warm

fruit (not hot). Cream eggs and sugar, add essences then cold fruit mixture.

Add sifted dry ingredients (sift 3 times) Bake in a 9″ square or round tin, for

1 and 1/2hrs. at 180 C or longer. Wrap paper around the outside of the tin to

prevent edges getting burnt.

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