"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 lb candied cherries, cut in half (1/2 lb green, 1/2 lb red, if desired) 1 lb chopped pecans 1 lb chopped dates 1/2 lb candied pineapple 1 1/2 c all purpose flour 4 eggs 1 c sugar 1/2 t salt 1 t baking powder 1/4 c Brandy
Mix chopped fruits and nuts with 1/2 c flour. Beat eggs. Add sugar, remaining flour, salt and baking powder. Beat slightly. Combine fruit/nut mixture and batter. Mix with hands (there's no other way to handle batter)
Bake in tube pan lined with 2 thicknesses of waxed paper of heavily greased brown paper. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 325º
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