|Flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , well beaten|
|Nutmeg||1⁄2 , grated|
|Sultana raisins||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Currants||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped candied fruit peel||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Yeast cake||2 Ounce (1 Piece)|
|Milk||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
Sift flour, nutmeg, and salt together.
Rub butter into the flour.
Cream the yeast in a cup with a teaspoon of the sugar.
Add the rest of the sugar to the flour mixture and mix well.
Lightly warm the milk to body temperature.
Add to the liquid yeast and most of the well beaten eggs.
Beat the liquid well into the dry ingredients until the batter is stiff but elastic.
Fold in the raisins, currants, and fruit peel.
Turn into a buttered 8 inch cake pan so that the dough only half fills the pan.
Cover with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm place (the airing cupboard or near the stove) until the dough has doubled its size.
This takes roughly 1 hour.
Brush the top with a little beaten egg to give a glaze.
Bake at 400° for approximately 1 hour, or until a skewer, pushed into the center of the cake, comes out clean.