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Grandma Noble's 
Radiant Fruit Cake
by Cris Paravicini

This is the exact version that my grandmother handed down to me. It leaves some of the work and details to your own imagination, but then, I guess that's the intrigue and challenge of old-fashioned recipes! So go on ahead, and just toss everything into a bowl, stir it up, bake till done, then butter a hot slice and share this treasure with a friend!
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Rib Stickin' Ranch Vittles
Grandma Noble's 
Radiant Fruit Cake

1# candied fruit mix
1# seedless raisins
1# dates
1/2# nuts
1/4 cup molasses or honey
1/4 cup sherry wine
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. mace
Bake at 275°           2 to 2-1/2 hours

The Pearson Angus Ranch is located approximately 2 miles northwest of Daniel, Wyoming, and 11 miles west of Pinedale, where she lives along with her husband, Rudy. Historic old Fort Bonneville, built in the late 1800s, is located next to her family's ranch. Cris is a writer and photographer for The Sublette County Journal newspaper, where you can find more of her accounts of life on the ranch. Cris can be reached by e-mail at: cowgirl@wyoming.com.

Copyrights: Photos and page text content copyrighted, Cris Paravicini, 2000. No part may be reproduced without permission of the author/photographer. Page graphics copyrighted, Pinedale Online, 2000.

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