1/2 cupful butter or oleomargarine 2/3 cupful brown sugar 1 cupful raisins, seeded 1/4 cupful chopped, candied orange peel 1 cupful washed currants 1/2 cupful citron, minced fine 1/2 cupful Barbadoes molasses 3 eggs

1/2 cupful milk

2 cupfuls pastry flour

1/8 teaspoonful salt

1 teaspoonful soda

1 teaspoonful cinnamon

1/2 teaspoonful allspice

1/3 teaspoonful mace

1/4 teaspoonful clove

1/2 teaspoonful orange extract

Mix the flour with the salt, soda and spices, and add all the prepared fruit to it. Cream the butter, and beat in the sugar and eggs and the flavoring and molasses. Add the flour alternately with the milk to the mixture till all is in. Oil the pans thoroughly and line with paper. Pour in the mixture and steam an hour. Then set in a slow oven for a second hour. Keep several weeks before using. Do not ice until ready to use.