Soak the raisins in the wine or rum at least overnight, but three to four days is preferable.
Preheat oven to moderate (350°F.).
Combine the bread crumbs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add the eggs, butter and milk. Mix. Add the almonds and the raisins and liquid in which they were soaked. Turn into a one-quart casserole. Set in a pan of hot water.