Flour, 3 cups, sifted, Sugar, 1 pound, Dried peaches, 1 pound,

Dried prunes, 1 pound, Butter, 1/2 pound, Eggs, 5, Oranges, 2, Cloves, 1/2 teaspoon, Ginger, 1 teaspoon, Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon, Salt, 1/2 teaspoon, Chopped nuts, 1/2 pound, Baking-powder, 2 teaspoons.

The prunes should be washed and soaked for 12 hours; then drained and stoned. Both the prunes and the peaches should be cut up fine. Cream 1/2 pound of butter, add 1 pound of sugar, 5 beaten eggs and the spices. Add gradually 3 cupsful of sifted pastry flour, the juice and also the grated rinds of two oranges, and the chopped fruit, which should be lightly dusted with flour.

Bake in a moderate oven for about 3 hours.