1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 cups Italian prunes, pitted and chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup chopped nuts
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon and baking soda.
Blend sour cream and orange peel...
...add to creamed mixture alternately with dry ingredients.
Stir until blended.
Add prunes and nuts; mix well.
Divide between two greased loaf pans (9x5x3 inch).
Bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes
...or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan;
remove from pan and cool thoroughly on rack.
I've made it without the nuts...it's good either way!