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Loretta's Danish Pastry
1 Cup Flour
1/2 cup butter
2 Teaspoon Water
Mix together as if making pie crust into 2 long strips 3 inches wide 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 Teaspoon Almond Flavoring
1 cup flour
3 eggs
Mix together butter and water, bring to a boil and add flavoring. Remove from heat and beat in flour,-stirring by hand constantly so it will not lump. Stir in eggs one at a time. Beating well by hand. Spread over 1st crust. Bake at 350 degree oven, 55 to 60 mins. Spread frosting & sprinkle chopped nuts and cherries.

Note- No recipe for frosting.

Grandpa's Egg Nog
6 Egg Yolks
6 Egg Whites, stifly beaten
6 cups milk
6 teaspoons sugar (2 Tablespoons)
6 shots whiskey (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
6 shots rum (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)

The assumption is to mix everything together, there are no instructions, just the list of ingredients. I added conversions to the measurements in the ()
I would suggest doing something like adding the egg yolks to the sugar, beating well, adding the milk, alcohol, and vanilla. Then folding in the whites and adding nutmeg to taste.

Loretta's Fruit Cake
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar
1 pound flour
10 eggs, well beaten
1/2-3/4 box currants
1/2-3/4 box rasins
1 pound candied fruit cake mix
2 oranges
2 lemons
1 t nutmeg
1 t allspice
1/2 t cloves
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t mace
1/2 cup (or so) whiskey ("Use the cheapest you can find Jenny.")
Candied cherries (red/green whatever you prefer)
Nut halves  (pecan, walnut, whatever)

Cream butter and sugar. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and whiskey together.  Add to butter/sugar mix and beat throughly. Add spices to flour and mix together. Work flour (reserve about a half cup) into butter, sugar, egg mixture. Mix raisins and currants with reserved flour, add to cake batter. Add candied fruit, mix. Peel thin strips of rind off of both the lemon and orange, dice and add in. Juice one lemon and one orange and add juice to batter. Peel, section, and dice the fruit of the other lemon and orange, add to batter.  The batter at this point is very slack and stuffed with fruit.  Pour into oiled or buttered cake pans, bread pans, whatever you have around. Fill up about half to 2/3 full of batter. Decorate top with cherries and nut halves. Bake at 325 until done. (i.e. clean toothpick trick)

8 in cake pans 25-30 minutes
bread pan 30-40 minutes

let cool. remove from pans, wrap in cheesecloth and sprinkle with additional whiskey. Let sit for a couple of weeks to "ripen"
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