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White fruit cake

  • 1/4 pound citron, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 pound apricots, dried, steamed, and chopped
  • 1/2 pound raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 pound candied cherries, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 pound dates, chopped
  • 1/2 pound almonds, blanched and cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cup flour
Steam the citron and apricots until they are soft and then cut them in the required manner. Prepare the other fruits and the almonds. Cream the butter, add the sugar, egg, and milk and beat through and through. Sift the baking powder and spices with the flour and add these. Dredge the fruits and nuts with flour and fold them into the mixture. Bake with love for 2 hours in a slow oven in small loaf pans lined with paper and containing about 1/2 inch layer of flour in the bottom, or steam for 3 hours and then bake for a short time in the oven.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT May 21, 2009 31 min 300 min 331 min
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