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Fruit Bread

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Ingredients
  Seedless raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Nutmeg 1 Dash
  Eggs 4
  Citron 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brandy 3 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fine bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Place raisins and currants in a bowl; cover with hot water.
Let stand for about 30 minutes.
Drain; place on absorbent paper.
Cream butter in bowl.
Add sugar gradually; mix well.
Stir in grated rind and nutmeg.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in raisins, currants, citron and brandy.
Sift flour with baking powder into butter mixture; mix well.
Sprinkle enough bread crumbs into a greased loaf pan to coat sides and bottom.
Pour raisin mixture into pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until bread tests done.
Remove from pan; cool.
Wrap in aluminum foil; store for 4 to 5 days before slicing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Party

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