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Pineapple Coconut Fruitcake

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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups candied pineapple
1-1/2 cups golden raisins
1 package (7-ounces) flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Brandy

Instructions

Combine pineapple, raisins, coconut and nuts. Cream butter and sugar with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Stir in pineapple juice. Sift flour, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture. Fold into fruit mixture. Spoon into two greased and floured 8x5-inch loaf pans. Bake at 300 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Cool. Remove from pans. If desired, wrap each loaf in brandy soaked cheesecloth, overwrap with foil and store in a cool place for three days. Moisten once or twice.

Mary Tiesman
Rock Island



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
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