Everyday Fruitcake

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Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

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Candied fruit and candied peel are regulars on the baking shelves in Irish supermarkets, not just something that appears at Christmas time. That’s because a lot of our baking contains candied fruit or cherries or mixed peel. We like the sort of astringent flavors they offer, a nice contrast against the sweetness of butter and sugar. This simple fruitcake is a good example. It’s also called Oxford Lunch, and you can buy versions in any Irish supermarket under that name, but I tend to think o