Mimi was the name my daughter gave to her Grandmother when she first learnt to speak and we all adopted it. She was a great cook and loved to bake. Her fruit cake was a firm favourite with the family and she would soak it well with brandy to help keep it moist over several weeks. I still make this cake for my Dad, who saves it as a Sunday teatime treat. This pastel is a bit of a tribute to Mimi.