A Fannie Farmer (1965 edition) recipe. I'm from Ohio, but this has not been traditional in my family, tho currants were always used for holiday baking and decorating cookies. My paternal grandmother was known for her suet pudding, which I would never make because of the cholesterol. This is a great substitute, and there's something magical that happens when the fruits and veggies are added to the dry ingredients. Fannie wants you to serve it with Ohio Sauce (a variation of Hard Sauce) but I don't think this is necessary. We serve it like fruitcake but find that it's more widely accepted.