Orange Fruit Cakes 1954

  • 6 oz flour
  • 10 oz ground almonds
  • 3 oz orange peel
  • 2 oz currants
  • 4 oz sultanas
  • 3 oz castor sugar
  • 8 oz butter or marg
  • Half teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • A few almonds
  • Rind and juice of one large orange

Sieve the flour and the baking powder, beat the sugar and the butter till light and creamy, add the orange peel, then gradually stir in the flour mixture then add the fruit, ground almonds, egg and orange juice. Mix well and turn into patty tins or paper cases, sprinkle top with almonds and bake in a quick oven for 20 minutes.