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* 1lb. Cream Flour
* 8oz Sultanas
* 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda or Bread Soda.
* 8oz of sugar
* 8 oz Irish Butter
* 3 Eggs
* 4 oz Mixed Peel
* 1 lbs mixed dried fruit
* 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
* 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
* 2oz Almonds
* 1/2 Pint of Guinness

Sieve Flour, Bread Soda & spices in to a bowl.
Beat butter and sugar together for 5 to 10 minutes to a cream.
Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat.
Finely Chop almonds
Fold in Flour Mixture, Sultanas, Mixed peel, Almonds and Mixed Fruit.
Add Guinness. Mix well.
Turn in to a greased and lined 8 inch tin
Bake in the center of oven ( 300°F) for 120 minutes.
Check cake at intervals after 90 minutes.
Let cake cool a little in tin then stand on a wire tray. Cover with tea towel.