Excellent holiday fruitcake

Yield: 16 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Raisins
1⅓ cup Water
1½ cup Sugar
¼ cup Shortening
2½ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Cloves, ground
½ teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
½ teaspoon Allspice
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
½ cup Chopped walnuts
1 pounds Holiday fruit
2 Eggs

1. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the sugar, raisins and water, and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. (Note, you may substitute ¾ cup light brown sugar and ¾ cup granulated sugar; you may also substitute 1 cup of water and ⅓ cup light rum).

2. Meanwhile, while the raisin mixture is boiling, add ¼ cup short- ening.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, spices, soda and powder. Mix well, and add the holiday fruit and nuts.

4. In a small bowl, beat the eggs well. When the raisin mixture has boiled for 5 minutes, QUICKLY add the egg mixture to the raisin mixture and then QUICKLY add all to the flour mixture and blend well.

5. Pour into a lightly greased tube pan and bake at 300F for 1½ hours.

6. Cool completely.

Source: Linda Fields, Cyberealm BBS Watertown NY Typed for you by: Linda Fields, Cyberealm BBS, Watertown, NY 1993 315-785-8098 or 315-786-1120

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