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D.M. Rodgers

  • 2 cups (475 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 2 pkg active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) almond extract or vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped mixed candied fruits
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) seedless raisins
  • Vodka syrup*
  • Mix 1 cup (225 ml) of flour, sugar, yeast, and lukewarm water in a large bowl.
  • Let stand. Combine milk and butter in a saucepan.
  • Heat over low heat until liquid is lukewarm. Gradually add
  • liquid mixtures to dry ingredients and beat with an electric mixer
  • at medium speed for 1 minute, scraping bowl once in a while.
  • Add eggs, almond extract, and 1/2 of the flour.
  • Beat at high speed for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add remaining flour and turn onto floured board.
  • Knead for 8-10 minutes--until smooth and elastic.
  • Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in bulk--for about 1 hour.
  • Stir in candied fruit and raisins.
  • Turn into a greased and floured tube pan. Let rise, uncovered, in a warm
  • place for 30-40 minutes. (Drafts should be avoided.)
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) F. for 35 minutes or until done.
  • Before removing from pan, prick surface of cake with a fork and pour vodka syrup over cake.
  • *To make Vodka Syrup:
  • Combine 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar, 1/2 cup (125 ml) water, and 1/4 cup
  • vodka in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
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