Ingredients

1 lb plain flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 dessertspoon sugar

1 oz. compressed yeast

1 1/2 oz. butter

1 3/4 gills milk

1 egg

 

Extra Ingredients

1/4 lb sugar

1/4 lb butter

1/4 lb raisins

1/2 teaspoon spice

1/4 lb mixed peel

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Glaze

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons water

 

Method

Sift flour and salt together into warm basin and warm it, beat sugar and yeast till creamy, melt butter in saucepan, then add milk and warm. Beat egg, pour into milk and butter, then mix this with yeast and sugar, make a well in centre of flour, pour mixture in, and mix well together. Knead well on lightly floured surface, return to basin and set aside to rise in a warm place for 50 minutes, turn on to lightly floured surface and knead. Press into a long piece, mix together the items under the heading “Extra Ingredients” and spread on centre of dough, fold over sides and roll like a rope, place in greased wreath cake tin and bake in a hot oven 30 minutes. For glaze, boil sugar and water together 3 minutes and brush over wreath cake while still hot.