You will need: 3/4 cup raisins, rinsed and chopped, 3/4 cup dried apricots, rinsed and chopped, 1 cup mixed candied fruits, chopped, 1/2 cup sherry, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 1 egg, beaten, 1/2 c sourdough starter, 1/2 c flour, 1/2 ts baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sliced almonds, 3 Tbs sherry.
Preparation: Combine all fruits with sherry and let stand overnight. Cream sugars, butter and spices together until fluffy. Beat in an egg and then stir in sourdough starter. Stir in fruit mixture and almonds.Sift flour, baking soda and a pinch of salt together into batter and mix thoroughly. Turn into a prepared loaf pan (lay a loaf pan with baking paper and grease it with oil). Bake in a preheated oven center (about 275 degree F) until done. Remove from a pan and cool well before removing paper. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of sherry over a cooled loaf before serving.