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                            PORTER CAKE (IRISH)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Flour
      1/2   lb           Currants
      1/2   lb           Raisins
      1/4   lb           Mixed peel
      3/4   lb           Brown sugar
    2       T            Mixed spice (nutmeg&cinnamon
    1       x            Rind of one lemon
      1/2   lb           Butter
    1       t            Bicarbonate of soda
    1       x            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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