250g plain flour
½ cup Self raising flour
250g brown sugar
½ cup water
½ cup rum or brandy
62g mixed peel
grated rind of half a lemon
grated rind of half a orange
½ tablespoon golden syrup
½ teaspoon bicarb soda.
5 eggs, beaten
Put butter, brown sugar, water, rum or brandy, sultanas, raisins, dates, currants, mixed peel and cherries into a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add grated rind of half a lemon and half an orange, golden syrup and bicarb soda.
Empty into a bowl and stand overnight.
Add 5 beaten eggs alternately with plain flour and S.R. flour, sifted with pinch salt.
Place mixture into a 20cm prepared tin.
Bake at 300 degrees F / 150 degrees C / Gas 2 for 3 ¼ hours to 4 hours, depending on your oven.