1The night before baking, pour boiling water over dried apricots and raisins. Add brandy, cover and let stand overnight. When ready to begin recipe, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line minature muffins tins with foil baking cups.
2. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well. Combine flour, spices, baking sode and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Blend in fruit, liquid and almonds. Drop rounded teaspoons full into each foil cup. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
3) Cool on wire racks. Dust cakes heavily with powered sugar..
Makes 4 dozen 2 bite tea cakes.
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