|Sifted all purpose flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground mace||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Butter/Margarine||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Pound (2 1/2 Cups)|
|Eggs||10 , well beaten|
|Candied cherries||1⁄2 Pound|
|Dates||1 Pound, seeded and sliced|
|Seedless raisins||1 Pound|
|Citron||1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced|
|Candied orange peel||1⁄4 Pound|
|Candied lemon peel||1⁄4 Pound|
|Chopped nuts||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Honey||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Cider||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Sift flour, baking powder, and spices together 3 times.
Gradually add sugar; cream until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, fruits, peels, nuts, honey, molasses, and cider.
Gradually add sifted dry ingredients, beating after each addition until blended.
Spoon into 3 loaf pans (10 x 5 x 3 inches each), greased, lined with heavy paper, and greased again.
Bake in preheated very slow oven (250°F.) for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
Makes 80 servings.