"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
500g mixed dried fruit 1 cup brown sugar 125g butter 1 small can crushed pineapple 2 eggs 1 cup plain flour 1-1/4 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/4 teaspoon carb soda
Place fruit, sugar, butter & pineapple (including juice) into a saucepan. Heat & simmer 5 mins. Allow to cool. Lightly beat eggs and star into fruit mixture. Sift both flours, spice & soda and fold into mix. Place into greased and lined cake tin and bake moderate oven for about 1hr 15 minutes. Test after 1 hour.
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