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1/4 pound fat salt pork, ground fine
1/2 cup boiling water poured hot over ground pork
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped citron
1/2 cup candied orange peel, cut
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour sifted
1/2 tablespoon vanilla


Blend mixture as for any cake. Pour boiling water over ground pork. When cool, add remaining ingredients. (Plump raisins and currants in warm water. Drain, dry, place in oven few minutes and chop.) Blend all fruit with some of the sifted flour and add fruit last. Pour into greased lightly floured, deep loaf tin. Bake in 300 degree F. oven about 1 1/2 hours. Place a small pan with hot water in oven to steam while cake is baking.

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