Mix yeast, 2 cups flour, salt, cinnamon and mace together.
Heat to scalding: milk, 1/2 stick butter, brown sugar,and water. Let cool to 120 degrees. Add this to the dry ingredients with the 3 beaten eggs in the food processor. Mix to form a dough.
Remove and beat in remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and knead for 3 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp. melted butter, dried fruits, raisins and almonds. Knead to mix. Let rest covered for 10 minutes. Shape into loaves and cover. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes if 3 loaves and 45 minutes if 2 loaves. When cool, sprinkle with confestioners sugar.
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