90. A new gluten-free fruit cake recipe for April 2018

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Ingredients to make a small fruit cake:

3 tablespoons or 1 oz fine cornmeal

3 tablespoons or 1 oz rice flour

3 tablespoons or 1 oz tapioca flour

1 tablespoon or 1/3 oz sticky rice flour

2 eggs

1 medium banana

1 oz fat or oil of your choice

1 tablespoon or 1 oz honey

3 oz of dried fruit - I use a mixture of sultanas and dates, but check carefully that there are no stones in the dates!

Mix all the above ingredients together - I use a food mixer.

If you use large eggs you should not need to add any water. With small eggs you could add a tablespoon of water but no more.

Leave the mixed batter to stand for 15 to 30 minutes, then beat in 1/2 teaspoon of gluten-free raising agent. I just use bicarbonate of soda.

Use a greased baking tin that gives room for the cake to rise - about half full is about right. Don't use too hot an oven for any gluten-free  cake. They burn rather easily.

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Double up the ingredients for a larger fruit cake. Steam the larger size under pressure for an hour.

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