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Cardamom Tea Bread

"A cross between pound cake and fruitcake, this bread is especially nice for folks who dislike the heaviness of regular fruitcake. My family enjoys thick slices for breakfast on Christmas morning."
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1 h 15 m servings
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  1. Combine candied fruit and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar for 1 minute. Add the eggs, milk, orange juice, baking powder, salt, cardamom and remaining flour. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in fruit.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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This was okay. I wouldn't go out of my way to make it again, though. I should have trusted my initial thoughts about wanting to add more candied fruit to the batter - the 1/2 cup seemed almost ...

Perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea! delicious!

Lovely little tea bread and it stays moist for a few days. I did use all butter and added a tsp. of grated orange rind to enhance the orange flavor. No complaiints about this recipe........

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