1 cup sugar 3 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup water or milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup mixed peel 1 cup raisins 1 egg 3 cup flour 1/2 cup margarine 1 coconut, grated 1 tsp Angostura bitters 1/2 cup cherries 1/2 cup currants
Mix coconut with sugar and a little water.
Add egg and mix thoroughly; add essence, bitters and margarine.
Sift dry ingredients together, add to first mixture.
Add remaining water to make a soft dough, do not kneed.
Add fruits and peel.
Pour into a baking pan, bake at 350F degrees for 50-60 mins; remove from oven.
Mix a little sugar and water to make a syrup; baste on sweet bread.