Gertrude's Black Fruit Cake

Gertrude's Black Fruit Cake

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Black Fruit Cake

Ingredients

1 pound dark brown sugar
1 pound butter
10 eggs
1 pound flour (3 1/2 cups)
3 packages raisins
1 carton mixed citron and peels, etc. 
1 pound English walnuts (3 cups)
1 package figs, cut small
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 pint cooking brandy
2 teaspoons Royal baking powder

Method

Take 1/2 flour; mix fruits and nuts.  Cream brown sugar and butter; then add rest of flour.  Add 1 egg at a time, mixing after each one.  (All mixing absolutely by hand.)  Add fruit and nuts to first mixture, spices, baking powder, and brandy, mix well.  

Line 3 bread tins or 6 coffee cans with layers of buttered brown paper.  Bake 1 - 1 1/2 hours at 300-degrees. 

Notes:
I think the recipe should read as follows:

Take 1/2 four, mix in fruits and nuts. Cream brown sugar and butter; then add rest of flour. Add 1 egg at a time to sugar an butter mixture, mixing after each egg - all mixing absolutely by hand. Add fruit and nut mixture, spices, baking powder, brandy, mix well.

Line 3 bread tins or 6 coffee cans with layers of buttered brown paper. Bake 1 - 1 1/2 hours at 300-degrees.

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