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Black Bun Recipe

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Ingredients for Pastry Case:

12 oz plain flour

3 oz lard

3 oz butter or margarine

(Note that if you don't want to use lard, increase the butter/margarine by an equivalent amount)

Pinch of salt

Half teaspoon baking powder

Cold water

Ingredients for Filling:

1 lb seedless raisins

1 lb cleaned currants

2 oz chopped, blanched almonds

2 oz chopped mixed peel

6 oz plain flour

3 oz soft brown sugar

One level teaspoon ground allspice

Half level teaspoon each of ground ginger, ground cinnamon, baking powder

Generous pinch of black pepper

One tablespoon brandy

One large, beaten egg

Milk to moisten

Method

1. Grease an 8-inch loaf tin. 

2. Rub the fats into the flour and salt and then mix in enough cold water to make a stiff dough (remember, it is going to line the tin). 

3. Roll out the pastry and cut into six pieces, using the bottom, top and four sides of the tin as a rough guide. Press the bottom and four side pieces into the tin, pressing the overlaps to seal the pastry shell.

4. Mix the raisins, currants, almonds, peel and sugar together.

5. Sift in the flour, all the spices and baking powder and bind them together using the brandy and almost all the egg and add enough milk to moisten.

6. Pack the filling into the lined tin and add the pastry lid, pinching the edges and using milk or egg to seal really well. 

7. Lightly prick the surface with a fork and make four holes to the bottom of the tin with a skewer. Depress the centre slightly.

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