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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      2/3   c            Honey
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon
      1/4   ts           Each: ground cloves, ground
      1/2   ts           Baking soda
      1/4   c            Margarine, softened
    2                    Eggs, separated
      1/2   c            Buttermilk
      1/2   c            Raisins
      1/4   c            Chopped pitted dates
      1/4   c            Chopped apricots
      1/2   c            Chopped walnuts
    1 3/4   c            Whole wheat pastry flour
    1 1/2   ts           Baking powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
   Preheat the oven to 325 deg.
   In a small saucepan, heat the honey, bringing it just
   to the boiling point. Remove from heat and stir in the
   spices and baking soda.
   In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and stir in the
   egg yolks, one at a time. Beat in the buttermilk until
   smooth. Add the honey mixture and mix in thoroughly,
   then stir in the dried fruit and nuts.
   In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking
   powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in
   the honey mixture. Stir together vigorously until
   thoroughly combined. Beat the egg whites until stiff,
   then fold inot the batter. Pour into an oiled 9 by 5
   by 3 inch loaf pan. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a
   knife inserted into the center test clean. Cool on a
   rack, then cover tightly with foil to store.
   Makes 1 loaf.
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