2 c Chopped dried apricots
2 c Seeded raisins, chopped
2/3 c Chopped candied cherries
2/3 c Chopped candied orange peel
2/3 c Chopped citron
1/2 c Blanched almonds, shaved
1 t Grated lemon rind
4 c Sifted cake flour
1 1/2 c Shortening
1 1/2 c Sugar
8 Eggs
1 t Salt
1 t Baking powder

Combine fruits, nuts and rind with half of flour. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Combine remaining flour, salt and baking powder and sift together 3 times. Add to creamed mixture. Add fruit and nut mixture and blend well. Pour into greased loaf pans lined with greased brown paper. Bake in a 300 degree over for 1 1/2 hours. Makes 4 loaves (7x3x2 1/2)