Porter cake (irish)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Flour
½ pounds Currants
½ pounds Raisins
¼ pounds Mixed peel
¾ pounds Brown sugar
2 tablespoons Mixed spice (nutmeg&cinnamon
1 x Rind of one lemon
½ pounds Butter
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
1 x Bottle Guinness or stout
4 xes 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 2½ - 3 hours. Keep for a week before cutting.

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