This is another recipe taken from my mum Victoria. To be honest with you it was only recently that I tried it. She has always made it, but due too having a proper sweet tooth, I always went for her Victoria Sponge! However I tried some the other day, and I've got to say I'm hooked!
The way to eat this cake is to slice it like a loaf of bread and then spread a thin layer of butter on each slice. It's very satisfying, sweet but not too sweet, you could easily have a slice for brekkie!
2 Weetabix, crumbled
Half a pint Semi-skimmed milk
8oz Mixed Dried Fruit
2oz Chopped walnuts (or pecans)
4oz Soft brown sugar
8oz Self-raising Flour
1 Egg, beaten
Mix all the ingredients. except the flour & egg, into a bowl. Place in the fridge and leave overnight to soak.
Next day, pre-heat the oven too 180oc .
Take the mixture from the fridge and mix in the beaten egg and then the flour. Once it combined well, pour into a greased & lined loaf tin. Pop into the oven for around 1hr 20minutes (*For the last 30mins put some tin foil over the top).
We popped over to our friends who recently have had a lovely little boy. So hearing things can be quite hectic in the first few weeks we decided to take them a weetabix loaf and a tasty beef casserole to keep them going. I think they went down rather well!
Emily & the lovely little Baby James