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English currant cake
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
4 large eggs separated
1 cup milk
2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg*
3 cups currants/raisins or a combination of both
¼ teaspoon of salt **
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare a 9” spring form cake pan, or its equivalent
Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy
Beat in one at a time 4 egg yolks
Add in milk
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Gradually add flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
Beat egg whites until stiff, not dry, and then fold into batter.
Pour into 9” pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
* This is the recipe to use fresh nutmeg, so get out that microfile if you've got it
** I omit the salt, I don't put salt in any of my dessert baking and rarely use it in most of my other cooking either.
Thanks again Tris for sharing this recipe. That's what the holidays are all about, good friends, good food and sharing time together. Enjoy.