Golden in color, chewy in texture and chockful of raisins, this is great toasted for breakfast or served as a treat with afternoon tea. It also makes an excellent alternative to traditional fruitcake. Sugar Hill Inn, Franconia, New Hampshire
Combine the golden and dark raisins, sugar, tea, and whiskey in a large bowl. Cover and let soak overnight or about 12 hours. Add the flour, eggs, baking powder, lemon rind, nutmeg, and allspice to the raisin mixture, blending well. Pour into a greased 9- or 10-inch round cake pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 80 to 90 minutes or until nicely browned or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the pan and let cool on a wire rack. Brush the cooled loaf with the warm honey mixture for a shiny glaze.