Sugar Plum Loaf
2 tbsp. yeast and1 tsp. sugar in
1 cup lukewarm milk
1 cup flour and let this sponge raise until bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes.
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs and beat
1 tsp. salt then sponge and 4 cups flour
Add 1 cup raisins
1 cup currants
1/2 cup finely chopped citron or mixed peel
1/2 cup cherries cut in half
Knead, put in greased table pan, let rise until doubled.
Bake one hour in moderate oven.
Submitted by Dot Bailey.