Mix together the flour, fruits, sugar
and peel. Melt together the lard and syrup and stir into the mixture.
Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk and stir into the cake
mixture with the water. Spoon into a greased 20 cm/8 in cake tin
(pan), cover and leave to stand overnight.
Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 160°C/375°F/gas mark 3 for 1 3/4
hours until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.