Preheat oven to 450F. Cut cherries into quarters, add to nuts and mixed peel. Measure flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into sifter. Sift. Beat eggs till light and fluffy. Add in milk, vanilla, almond extract and shortening. Add fruit to flour and mix well. Make hole in dry ingredients and egg mixture. Bake in greased loaf pan, lined with wax paper 35 minutes at 350F.
One of mom's recipes, originally came from a neighbor from Newfoundland.
Packs well for lunches and is not too sweet. posted by Anne MacLellan