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  • 100g butter, grated
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 250g mincemeat
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 200g (such as cherries dates and peel) mixed dried fruit
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup or black treacle
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 4 tbsp brandy or whisky


  • STEP 1

    Butter a 1.5 litre basin and put a disc of greaseproof paper in the bottom. Mix all the ingredients and spoon into the basin. Cover the top with a disc of greaseproof paper with some holes punched in it. Microwave for 20 minutes on medium power (longer on less power) and then check whether it’s cooked with a skewer. Cook in further 5 minute increments, if it needs it, checking by inserting a skewer after each go.

  • STEP 2

    Stand for 10 minutes before turning out. If you want to make this ahead, cool completely, wrap tightly in clingfilm and freeze until you need it. Defrost before reheating.

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