Fruitcake Biscuits

Fruitcake Biscuits


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This is an versatile fruitcake recipe in that it can either be baked as a basic loaf fruitcake or as individual biscuits. Both versions are delicious.


Serves: 18 

  • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mixed fruit peel, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried mixed fruit

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease one loaf tin.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook together the sugar, water, raisins, butter and salt. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Sift together the flour, bicarb soda, ginger and cinnamon. Stir into the cooled cooked mixture.
  4. Add the chopped dates, mixed peel, nuts and dried fruit.
  5. Pour into loaf tin and bake for 1 hour. If making biscuits, drop by the teaspoon on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

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