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                            SCOTTISH GINGER CAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2       ts           Baking soda
    1       tb           Ground ginger
      1/3   c            Golden raisins
      1/3   c            Chopped mixed candied peel
      1/3   c            Crystallized ginger, chopped
      3/4   c            Molasses
      3/4   c            Butter
      1/3   c            Packed brown sugar
    3                    Eggs, beaten
    2       tb           To 3T milk
 
   A rich cake, this improves with keeping in an airtight
   tin.  Very nice served with tea.
   
   Preheat oven to 325F (165C).  Generously grease an
   8-inch square baking pan; set aside.  Sift flour,
   salt, baking soda and ground ginger into a large bowl.
   Stir in raisins (plump then in some sherry or water
   before using), candied peel and cystallized ginger;
   set aside. In a medium-size saucepan, combine
   molasses, butter and brown sugar. Stir over low heat
   until butter is melted.  Remove from heat.  Beat in
   eggs and milk. Make a well in center of reserved dry
   ingredients. Pour in molasses mixture and beat
   thoroughly.  Pour into cake pan. Bake 1 1/4 hours, or
   until top springs back when lightly touched with
   finger. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Makes 8 to 12
   servings.
  
 
 
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