This is a very good fruitcake and pretty easy too! Bake as cookies or a cake. The whole wheat flour gives it a nice flavor.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 5×9 inch loaf pan.
2 In a saucepan over medium heat, cook together the sugar, water, raisins, butter and salt. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3 Sift together the flour, soda, ginger and cinnamon. Stir into the cooled cooked mixture.
4 Add the chopped dates, mixed peels, nuts and dried fruit.
5 Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or drop by the teaspoon on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.