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Black Bun

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Ingredients
  Shortcrust pastry 12 Ounce (350 Gram Prepared)
  Plain flour 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Cream of tartar 1 Teaspoon
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Seedless raisins 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Currants 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Chopped mixed peel 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Chopped mixed nuts 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Soft brown sugar 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Egg 65 Gram (1 Size 3 Egg)
  Whisky 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Beaten egg/Milk 2 Tablespoon (To Glaze)
Directions

Preheat the oven to Gas 4, 350°F, 180°C.
Lightly grease an 8 in/20 cm, deep cake tin.
Reserve a third of the pastry, then roll out remainder and use to line cake tin, easing the pastry into sides of tin and to top.
Trim.
Sieve flour, cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a large mixing bowl.
Add fruit, mixed peel, nuts and sugar, mix well.
Beat egg with the whisky, then add to mixture.
Mix with enough milk to give a moist consistency.
Spoon into the pastry-lined tin, packing down firmly with the back of a spoon.
Roll out remaining pastry, cut a lid to fit tin, dampen edges, then place on top of mixture.
Seal edges firmly.
Using a skewer, pierce the bun 4 times, right through to the base, then prick top with a fork.
Brush with beaten egg or milk and bake for 2-2 1/2 hrs.
During cooking, brush the top with egg or milk.
Remove from the oven and cool in tin.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Nut

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