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The Simnel cake is associated with Easter today, but was originally made for Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent.
300g/10oz self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
110g/4oz butter or margarine
110g/4oz brown sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
350g/12oz mixed dry fruit
approx. 100 ml milk to mix
2 tablespoons of icing sugar for decoration
Oven temperatures: 150 °C 325 °F Gas Mark 3
I'd like to thank Woodlands Junior School (Kent) and the website http://projectbritain.com/ fof kind permission to use this recipe.