Mrs Davis, Christmas Fridge Cake

2 packets finely crushed              
Marie biscuits 
250 g butter (not marg!)                          
125 ml sugar
500 g seedless raisins                      
125 ml brandy or orange juice
500 g chopped dates                        
30 ml cocoa
250 ml chopped nuts                        
15 ml vanilla essence
250 ml chopped glazed cherries       
3 eggs, beaten well
1.        Beat the eggs well in a bowl.
2.       Melt the butter & sugar in a large saucepan. Stir till sugar is dissolved. Do not allow to boil.
3.       Add the chopped dates to the saucepan, stir well.
4.       Add the cocoa & vanilla essence to the saucepan, stir well.
5.       Add the beaten egg to the saucepan.
6.       Stir until the mixture thickens.
7.       Remove from heat & add the other fruit, biscuit crumbs, nuts & brandy/orange juice.
8.       Put into a suitable glass dish, pressing down well with back of table spoon.

Refrigerate for 24 hours, then cut up into squares

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