Soak all dry fruits and nuts in orange juice and leave overnight.
Grease two loaf pans (25.4 x 14 x 5.6 cm) and line with butter paper.
Preheat oven at 140c
Simmer Together :-
soaked fruits , butter, brown sugar, water in a large pan for 5 minutes.
Leave to cool.
Add soda bicarb. Mix gently when it froths.
Beat eggs lightly. Add to the cooled mixture a little at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon.
Sieve the flour with spices. Add to the egg mixture and fold in lightly.