Includes 10.3g total fat (6.1g saturated fat) apparently but it IS for Christmas…

Preheat oven to 180 C
Cream 185g butter & 220g caster sugar
Add 2 eggs, beating in each before adding next
Stir in 200ml milk & .5 tsp lemon essence
Add cardamon flavouring to taste*
Add 345g plain flour mixed with 2 tsp baking powder
Gently mix in 100g sultanas (a few glace cherries of dried cranberries add colour and a nice surprise but isn’t traditional!)
Pour mixture into a 28 cm greased loaf pan
Bake for about an hour

* Cardamon flavour can be about 0.5 tsp of essence or 0.45 ground cardamon – add more if you like it spicier…