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Ingredients

450g/1lb Odlums Strong White Flour

1 Teaspoon Mixed Spice

1 Sachet Fast Acting Yeast

Good Pinch of Salt

1 Tablespoon Caster Sugar

25g/1oz Margarine

300ml/½pt Tepid Water

375g Packet Shamrock Fruit Mix

Method

  1. Sieve the flour, mixed spice, yeast, salt and caster sugar into a bowl. Rub in the margarine.
  2. Add the water and mix to a soft dough. Knead and stretch the dough for about 5 minutes, a dough hook on a free standing mixer is ideal for this!
  3. Finally work the fruit into the dough.
  4. Shape into a round, place in a deep 20cms/8” deep tin and cover with a damp cloth (resting on the tin). Leave in a warm place until well risen.
  5. Meanwhile preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. When dough is risen place into oven for about 40 minutes until golden brown and when base is tapped it has a hollow sound.
  6. Cool on a wire tray.