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FRUIT CAKE

Preparation Time :30-40 mins Cooking Time :1 hr Serves : 20

Ingredients
MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed 1 tin (400g) Milk

Butter Sugar Water Maida Baking Powder Soda Bicarbonate Cinnamon Powder Nutmeg Powder Mixed dried fruits (cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts, cherries, orange peel) Aerated Soda

100g cup (75g) 1/3 cup (50 ml) 2 cups (200g) 1 tsp 1 tsp tsp tsp 1 cups, chopped (150g) 150 ml

Method
1. Preheat the oven at 180 C. 2. Grease an 8 square cake tin with teaspoon butter. Dust with 1 tablespoon flour. 3. Heat sugar in a pan till it melts and becomes brown. Add warm water to make caramel syrup and keep aside. 4. Sift together the maida, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, cinnamon and nutmeg 2-3 times. Keep aside. 5. Mix in 1 tablespoon maida to the chopped fruit to coat the fruit with flour and keep aside. 6. Soften butter in a pan. Beat in MILKMAID. 7. Fold in the sifted maida with the MILKMAID-butter mixture, alternating with aerated soda and caramel syrup till all are over. 8. Add the chopped dry fruits. Fold into the mix carefully with minimum movement. 9. Pour the batter into the greased cake tin and bake for an hour at 180 C or till the cake is done. (Prick with the tooth pick in the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean the cake is ready). 10. Remove from the oven and cool for a while. Loosen sides of the cake, using a knife if necessary. Turnout over a wire rack/plate lined with cloth (to absorb moisture) and cool slightly before cutting into pieces.