Scottish Fruited Gingerbread

Total Time
73hrs 5mins
72 hrs
1 hr 5 mins

Patience is a virtue, and (trust me) this stuff is WELL worth the wait!

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  1. Grease and line a deep 7-inch square cake tin.
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together.
  3. Place sugar, butter, syrup and milk in a pan and warm gently until melted and blended.
  4. Do not boil.
  5. Add to the flour with the eggs and mix thoroughly.
  6. Stir in orange zest and apricots.
  7. Turn into the baking tin and bake at 325ºF for 60-65 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  8. Turn out and cool.
  9. The flavour of this cake improves with age.
  10. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days before serving.