Steamed Fruit and Nut Roll or Steamed Xmas Pudding - Bulk Recipe - Baking
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SERVE SLICED COLD WITH BUTTER OR MARGERINE
SERVE SLICED HOT WITH CREAM, ICECREAM OR CUSTARD
There are no eggs and no butter. An excellent source of fibre so try not to eat the whole thing.
I don’t enjoy the traditional fruitcake mainly because of fruit peel and raisin stems but I can choose what goes in these. They are VERY MOIST and VERY POPULAR.STEAMED FRUIT LOAF - THE RECIPE
I make these at Xmas and wrap them in glad wrap, freeze them, Tie a ribbon around and hand them out to friends and family to take home and enjoy.
NOTE: My boiler fits 8 tins in it. If I could find a bigger boiler it would make the recipe work well because of the division of one mixture into 3 equal tins. I could use 3 mixtures into 9 cans if my boiler was a bit bigger.
I got my tins from buying cans of pineapple juice and apricot nectar and keeping the tins it comes in. (Apricot chicken was on the menu that night...lol)
(As long as the tins are long and skinny... any should do.) Remember to fully dry them when finished and pack in press seal bags to prevent rust.
My nan used to make these for the red-cross stall, and they were always the first to go, she used to just use mixed fruit.
Its handy to know you always have something on hand for unexpected visitors...they defrost rather quickly....or if a neighbour is having a hectic time for whatever reason, you could always give them one to say your thinking of them..