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Wanna make an old-fashioned fruitcake? It's easy. Really!

Shelia Lincoln bakes. The first thing she makes for the holidays is fruitcake, because it needs to soak in brandy for three weeks. That's the most difficult part of the process — and surely you can handle that. So make some with her — and have plenty to give away, too. Instructions and ingredients are in this video, but find the entire printed recipe at IdahoStatesman.com/heart.

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Wanna make an old-fashioned fruitcake? It's easy. Really!

Shelia Lincoln bakes. The first thing she makes for the holidays is fruitcake, because it needs to soak in brandy for three weeks. That's the most difficult part of the process — and surely you can handle that. So make some with her — and have plenty to give away, too. Instructions and ingredients are in this video, but find the entire printed recipe at IdahoStatesman.com/heart.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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