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Breads, Rolls, and Muffins - Raisin Bread

  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Boil 2 cups raisins in 2 cups water for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and pour 1 cup cold water and baking soda into boiled raisins. Set aside and cool. Do not drain.
Cream together shortening, sugar, spices, and salt. Add vanilla and raisins. Gradually stir in flour and baking powder. Add nuts. Pour batter into loaf pans and bake for at 325° to 350° for one hour.
Submitted By: Bettye Harris
Union City
Obion Farmers Co-op
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