This is a great bread for tea at Christmas time when you don't like to make fruitcake. It is an old recipe that belonged to my mother, and really good.

Carol
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease an 8 x 5 inch loaf tin thoroughly. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs well. Add milk and melted butter or shortening, and mix well.

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, prepared fruits and nuts, and mix well. Add egg mixture to fruit and nut mixture, stirring just enough to blend. Turn batter into greased loaf tin. Let stand for 20 minutes.

  • Place pan in center of oven on middle rack. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes. Turn out on wire rack, and allow to cool for several hours before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

482.4 calories; 9.8 g protein; 80.1 g carbohydrates; 80.5 mg cholesterol; 638.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This is the most delicous bread I've ever tasted in my life. It was easy to cook and I had a great time doing that. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This is the most delicous bread I've ever tasted in my life. It was easy to cook and I had a great time doing that. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This is the most delicous bread I've ever tasted in my life. It was easy to cook and I had a great time doing that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Lovely loaf I didn't have any currants left so I used golden raisins and added fresh grated nutmeg(just because I like it) and a tsp of vanilla. Will deffinately keep the recipe and make again through out the year. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
Not bad. I didn't have any candied fruit other than the lemon peel so it was probably a bit different in flavor. It has taken me forever to use up my candied fruit however so I was not about to buy another couple of containers and start over. This bread is very moist even though it had quite a crust on it. Mine was done at an hour surprisingly as my oven often requires longer for quick breads. It's very pretty but not my favorite--but I'm not so sure I like candied fruit much. I did like the currants in this. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Turned out great. I loved it but no one else in my family liked it. They don't like candied fruit. Who knew! It's still an excellent recipe so maybe I will make it for bake sales. I'm sure it will go well then! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2015
I had some candied fruitcake mix on hand as well as some candied ginger and slivered almonds so I used those instead of what the recipe calls for. I actually used about 1/4 cup more fruit in total too. I like it. I think the ginger is an excellent addition. I'm not too fond of how hard and crusty the outside of the bread got but I think if I had covered it right after it came out of the oven it would have softened a lot more. I'm not sure if I'll use this particular recipe again but I like the concept quite a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
I had a surplus of assorted dried fruit so decided to give this a try. It was delicious - much better than I expected. and easy to make. It was still good after a week and delicious toasted. Don't feel constrained by the dried fruits in the recipe. You can use almost anything. and more than they state if you like it that way. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2016
This is a very good quick bread recipe and I will definitely make it again. The only change I made was to the types of dried fruit I used based on what I had on hand. We ate ours warm out of the oven and it was light fruity with a nice crust. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
Made a few subs and adds but i think it made it all the better Read More