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  • This year I was tasked with the preparation of the fruit cake for Eid-ul-fitr celebration. Usually, it was my Mum who made it, with me providing nothing more than elbow grease to stir the mixture. Luckily it turned out well and delicious. *licks fingers*

    We have been preparing this fruit cake since the late 80's. We have tried many variants, including the baked type but we always come back to this recipe. The recipe was given to us by my uncle's then wife, who made this cake as gifts for her family and friends. She was kind enough to share her knowledge and to this day, hundreds of guests and friends has had the opportunity to sample this culinary delight.

    My uncle is no longer married to the lady who gave us the recipe though. They went on their separate ways in the mid 90's. But we keep her in our hearts and in our mind: every time we prepare this cake, every time someone enjoyed a slice, every time someone complimented us for it and every time we credit her for the recipe.

    Thank you, Auntie Aizan, for sharing this wonderful gift with us.
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