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  1. Irish Porter Cake

  2. 1 c unsalted butter

  3. 4 c unbleached white flour

  4. 2 c brown sugar, firmly packed

  5. 3 c dark raisins

  6. 1 1/2 c golden raisins

  7. 1/2 c glace cherries

  8. 1/2 c chopped blanched almonds

  9. 1/2 c chopped mixed candied peel

  10. 4 eggs

  11. 1/2 c Guinnes at room temperature

  12. 1 t baking soda, dissolved in a little Guinnes

  13. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

  14. With your hands, rub the butter well into the flour, in a bowl.

  15. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well, using a wooden

  16. spoon. Beat together the eggs and the Guinness, and then stir in the baking

  17. soda solution. Stir this into the flour mixture and blend horoughly.

  18. Put the mixture in a large Bundt Pan and cover it with wax paper

  19. (while baking). Bake in oven for about 2 hours, until nicely

  20. browned. When done, turn it out on a wire rack to cool.

  21. CAUTION: If you don't like fruit cake, you might not like this.

  22. And be sure to get the fruit at Christmas time while it's available

  23. and freeze.


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