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2 Yeast cakes, ¼ cup of lukewarm water 2 Cups of milk, scalded 1/4 Cup of shortening 1 Cup of light brown sugar 1 Teaspoon salt 2 Teaspoons ground cardamom seeds 1 Cup of raisins 4 Ounces of citron or mixed glac fruit 6 Cups of flour
Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup of lukewarm and mix with the cooled milk which has been scalded. Cream the shortening with the sugar and add the salt. Combine the two mixtures. Mix the cardamom, raison, and finely sliced fruit through the sifted flour and combine with liquid mixture. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and elastic, cover with tea towel and set to rise in a pan of warm water, first brushing the top with melted butter. When risen, punch down with a wooden spoon and stir a minute, form into two loaves and put them in greased pans. Brush with butter, let rise and bake at 350F. for 45 minutes, turning down the heat if it browns too quickly.