Sunday, August 19, 2012

Jubilee Cake ...

Jubilee Cake
Into a saucepan: 1 cup of sugar
2 cups of mixed dried fruit
1 cup of water
60 gms butter
Heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Take off heat and leave to cool (1 hour).
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Pre-heat oven to 180C
Empty the cooled fruit mixture into a bowl and sift in 2 cups of SR flour then add one beaten egg. Mix gently to combine. Pour into a prepared loaf tin (I found this to be a big mixture so you could divide it between 2 loaf tins and make 2 shallower cakes or make a loaf sized one and a smaller cake like I did - in a ramekin).
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I baked mine for 40 minutes then tested the cakes with a skewer. I removed the smaller cake and baked the larger one for 5 minutes more.
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Icing - I just make up icing using a big teaspoon of butter or margarine, softened in the microwave, with enough icing sugar and a little milk to make a runny consistency. Drizzle over the cakes while they are just warm so it drips down the sides - no need to be fancy. Sprinkle with coconut if you like.
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This is a recipe that my sister has given me and is different from the one my Mum used to make. I guess you could call it a 'boiled' Jubilee cake...
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When the icing is set, cut the cake and butter it to serve. I have great memories of Mum's Jubilee cakes and that drizzly icing...
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When I cut the cake, it was darker than what I remember (due to melting the ingredients first)... but delicious none the less!
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Apparently, the Jubilee Cake was created in 1936 for South Australia's 100th Jubilee year
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This first recipe in the Green and Gold cookery book, (the one to be eaten with butter) is more like what my mother made and gives a whiter, firmer fruit cake - a more frugal recipe. I will try this recipe soon.
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Cheers - Joolz

6 comments:

  1. It must be that everyone's Mum made jubilee cake! I know mine did (complete with the drizzly icing). And that book is a blast from the past too!

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  2. This was the first cake I ever attempted at school. It was so nice. Might make myself one this week because yours looks so nice...

    I have that book too, mine is getting a bit grubby from this messy cook :)

    x

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  3. Oh love a piece of Jubilee cake...I like mine with lots of the cherry bits in it! Not so keen on the mixed peel....I use my mums recipe ...

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  4. I haven't heard of Jubilee Cake before but it sounds yummy...I will have to add it to my other recipes that I have from you Joolz.

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  5. I'm actually salivating at the sight of that lovely jubilee cake! I'm going to put the kettle on... wish I had a slice of that to go with my cuppa :)

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  6. That looks delicious, I don't eat wheat and trying to eat low carb as it's supose to be good for your health, but my DP and boys would love it,I might make it for them when we get our new oven, our oven has died.Well the oven is fine just the electronics has died and no replacement parts available. Your blog looks great. When we traveled around Australia in 2007 we went to Maggie Beers and we absolutely loved the Adelaide Markets. I'm also an Aussie girl I live in W.A I'm 49 if you get a moment I'd love you to pop by and visit me at my blog.
    Sherrie from Simpleliving :)

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