1 cup peeled and seeded carambola, chopped coarsely
½ cup chopped nuts
1 Tbl grated orange peel
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
2 Tbl shortening
¾ cup orange juice
½ tsp baking soda
1 egg, well-beaten

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and lightly flour a loaf pan (9x5x3"). Mix carambola, nuts, and peel and set aside.

In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and soda. Cut in shortening. Stir in juice and egg, mixing just enough to moisten.

Fold in fruit and nuts. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake 60 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool on rack in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

This freezes well, so prepare a few loaves at a time. This recipe can also be used for a number of different fruit and nut combinations.

Lillian Stark
RFCI Inc. Tampa Bay Chapter Dec. '90 April, 1990

DATE: September 1991

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