"The Whiskey under the Sink" Tea cake
1 cdried fruit ( such as currents, raisins, apricots, cranberries , sultanas etc
75 mlwhiskey (irish ) or whatever you like
2/3 ccaster sugar
2 cself rising flour
1 tspbaking powder
·confectioners' sugar for dusting
How to Make "The Whiskey under the Sink" Tea cake
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the base of a 20cm (8in) cake tin with parchment and rub the sides with butter
- Place the dried fruit and alcohol in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Let it simmer for a few seconds and then pour into a bowl and let cool.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter until soft, add the sugar and beat. Add the eggs one by one, beating all the time. Next gently stir in the sifted flour, baking powder and salt, fruit and alcohol.
- transfer the cake batter into the prepared tin, smooth the top and bake in the oven for 50mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool slightly, remove from tin and cool on wire rack. Dredge with confectioners sugar
Enjoy with a cup of tea