Some asked for the recipe……..here it is!
Mix in large bowl with a whisk:
8 cups flour (I use mostly whole wheat)
8t baking powder
3 t salt
Add: 2 cups sugar
1 box raisins
1 box currants
2 cups chopped nuts
I like to mix all of this in by hand to coat all the fruit and nuts with flour.
Add: 4 eggs
4 cups milk
Stir it all up, pour into four greased and floured (I use Pam on sides and parchment paper on the bottom of each pan), and let stand 20 minutes. (I think to let the air bubbles out) Bake at 325 for about an hour. I poke something sharp into the middle to be sure it’s done. You can use 2-3 mini pans for one of the loaves for nice giveaways. They bake around 40 minutes.
The amounts of nuts and fruit are negotiable, use what you have! If you like to use self-rising flour, you can substitute 8 cups for the first three ingredients.
Enjoy, and be sure to laugh a lot!