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Fruit Cake (Goody) Recipe

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This recipe for Fruit Cake (Goody), by , is from The Meyer Family Cookbook - Generations of Family Recipes , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carrie (Meyer) Neisen
Added: Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar, 2 very heaping Tbsp. shortening, 1 tsp. salt, 2 cups raisins, 1 large cup nuts, 4 tsp mixed spices, (nutmeg, mace, cloves, cinnamon) 1 of each. 2 Cups boiling water, 3 tsp. baking soda, 3-1/2 cups sifted flour.

Directions:
Directions:
Cream shortening and sugar. Add salt, fruit, nuts and spices. Pour boiling water over this mixture and boil 5 minutes. Dissolve soda in 1/2 cup warm water and add. Stiffen with flour. Bake 1 to 1-1/2 hours slowly. 325/350 degrees.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We always called this the "Poor Man's Fruit Cake" However, we liked it better. Mom (Carrie) used to bake it in a tube pan. She would make it early for the Christmas holidays and wrap it tight and store it. The longer it sat, the better it got. I sure wish I had some of hers today. (Mary Musholt)

 

 

 

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