Whilst assembling ingredients I found various little bits of this and little bits of that leftover from making florentines and other Christmas treats. Half a bar of chocolate, a few chunks of crystallised ginger, a handful of walnuts, the sticky remains of glacé cherries and candied peel and a spoonful of mincemeat. These I chopped up and weighed adding dried cranberries, dried apricots, raisins and sultanas to make up the 1½ lbs of mixed dried fruit.
I also added a teaspoon of ground ginger and used plain wholemeal flour plus 2 teaspoons of baking powder in place of the self-raising flour.
I am told it is a good cake but I still don't feel like eating any just yet.