Monday, 14 January 2013

Mini Fruit Cakes

If you've got some dried fruit left over from Christmas why not whip up a batch of these mini fruit cakes? They're really quick and easy to make and are the ideal size for a lunchbox treat or after-school snack.
  • 100g/4oz butter, softened
  • 100g/4oz soft brown sugar
  • 125g/5oz SR flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 200g/8oz mixed dried fruit
  • 50g/2oz flaked almonds or chopped glace cherries
  • ½ tsp each of cinnamon and mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp milk
Pre-heat the oven to 160 C/150 C Fan/325 F/Gas 3.
Put all of the ingredients into a bowl or food processor and mix well.
Spoon into a well greased muffin tin and flatten the mixture slightly with the back of a spoon.
Bake for around 20-25 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

Suitable for freezing.

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