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Irish Potato Cake

Posted by Anonymous Old potato cake recipe of my grandmother's. Good served with fruit. Irish Potato Cake Ingredients 2/3 cup shortening 2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 3/4 cup milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg 2 cups mashed cooked potatoes 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup raisins Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves... read more

Barm Brack

Posted by Anonymous Delicious Irish fruit cake. Serve thickly sliced with butter. Barm Brack Ingredients 1 3/4 cups brewed black tea, cold 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 1/4 cups golden raisins 1/4 cup chopped candied citron 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour 1 egg, beaten Instructions 1 Put the tea, sugar, raisins and peel into a bowl, cover and leave to soak overnight.2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch round pan.3 Sift the flour into the fruit mixture, add the egg and beat well.4 Pour into the cake pan and bake at... read more

Boiled Fruit Cake

Posted by Anonymous This is an Northern Ireland recipe given to me by my Mum many years ago!! This cake is always much tastier the following day! Enjoy! Boiled Fruit Cake Ingredients 1 cup water 4 cups candied mixed fruit 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon mixed spice 2 eggs, beaten Instructions 1 Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan, and line with parchment paper or aluminum foil.2 Combine the water, mixed fruit, sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium... read more

Easter Simnel Cake

Posted by Anonymous A traditional Easter fruitcake decorated with marzipan balls that represent the 11 Apostles (Judas was excluded.) Bake in a deep pan. Easter Simnel Cake Ingredients 1 cup margarine, softened 1 cup light brown sugar 4 eggs 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour 1 1/3 cups golden raisins 1 cup currants 2/3 cup candied cherries - rinsed, dried and quartered 1/4 cup candied mixed fruit peel, chopped 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 2 teaspoons mixed spice   1 pound almond paste 2 tablespoons apricot jam 1 egg, beaten Instructions 1 Preheat... read more

Eccles Cakes

Posted by Anonymous Little individual pastries bursting with currants and spice. Serve with Tea or coffee. Eccles Cakes Ingredients 1 pound shortdough pastry 1/3 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup currants 1 ounce candied mixed citrus peel 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1 egg white, beaten 1/8 cup white sugar Instructions 1 In a medium saucepan, combine 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons butter. cook over medium heat until melted. Add currants, candied peel, nutmeg and allspice. Continue to cook until heated through.... read more

English Caraway Cake

Posted by Anonymous This cake hails from Britain. English Caraway Cake Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder salt to taste 3/4 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon caraway seed 1 egg 1/2 cup milk Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C). Grease and flour the bottom and sides of an 8 inch round cake pan with 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine.2 Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.3 Cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine and sugar together. Mix... read more

English Pound Cake

Posted by Anonymous A dense pound cake with 3 flavors - vanilla, orange and almond. English Pound Cake Ingredients 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter 3 cups white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon orange extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 6 eggs Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light... read more

English Trifle

Posted by Anonymous This dessert recipe came from a friend from England, Gill Overfelt. She is one of the best people in the world (an angel in disguise!). It is delicious and elegant looking layered in a trifle bowl or individual dessert glasses. English Trifle Ingredients 2 (8 or 9 inch) white cake layers, baked and cooled 2 pints fresh strawberries 1/4 cup white sugar 1 pint fresh blueberries 2 bananas 1/4 cup orange juice 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 2 cups milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds 12... read more

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