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Christmas cake, Grandma's

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

3/4lb butter
3/4lb sugar
3 T golden syrup
6 eggs
1/2 c milk
1 1/4lb flour
1 t baking powder
1lb sultanas
1lb currants
1/2lb peel
1/4lb cherries
1/4lb almonds
1 t each vanilla, lemon, & almond essence
1 1/2 t cinnamon

Cream the butter, essences, syrup and sugar, then add the beaten egg and milk. Mix in dry ingredients then fruit.
Fill lined square tin. Bake at 135 C for 3 hours.

Source: Nancy Arlidge

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