Simnel Cake - Bury Recipe


1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp butter/margarine
2 tbsp lard
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 cups currants and/or raisins
2 tbsp chopped candied peel
1 beaten egg
2-3 tbsp milk
whole blanched almonds


  1. Cut the butter and lard into the flour.
  2. Add in the sugar, spices, chopped peel and currants.
  3. Add the egg and mix into a very stiff dough, adding some of the milk if necessary.
  4. Form the dough into a round flat cake and put it on to a greased baking tray.
  5. Decorate with the nuts and cherries on top.
  6. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool on a cooling tray and serve.

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