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Porter Cake (Irish)

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Category: Desserts, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Flour
  • 1/2 lb Currants
  • 1/2 lb Raisins
  • 1/4 lb Mixed peel
  • 3/4 lb Brown sugar
  • 2 tb Mixed spice (nutmeg&cinnamon
  • Rind of one lemon
  • 1/2 lb Butter
  • 1 ts Bicarbonate of soda
  • Bottle Guinness or stout
  • 4 x Eggs


Sift the flour and cut in the butter. Add the fruit, spice, peel, etc.
Beat eggs. Heat Guinness or other stout and pour it over the bicarbonate
of soda. Pour stout and eggs over dry ingredients. Mix well and beat for
15 minutes. Bake in a well-greased pan in a moderate oven, 350F, for 2
1/2 - 3 hours. Keep for a week before cutting.

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