My Uncle John makes this bread every
Christmas and everyone looks forward to it. It stays very moist and lasts well.
When I would go to stay with my cousin Mollie we used to have baking contests.
Uncle John taught us both how to make this bread. After we would make the bread
he would be our judge to see who had made it the best. If I remember right, it
was always a tie.
This recipe comes from my Aunt Shirley, it is her sister's recipe.
Uncle John's Brown Bread
1 1/2 C. water
1/2 box seeded raisins
Add raisins and water to a small saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes. Cool.
2 T. shortening
1 1/2 T. molasses
1 C. sugar
2 3/4 C. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
1 C. walnuts
Sift flour, soda, salt and baking powder together. Set aside.
Cream shortening and sugar together. Add egg and beat well. Add flour and
combine. Mix well. Add the molasses and vanilla. Stir in and then add the nuts
Bake in 3 #2 cans (vegetable size). Grease them well and divide the batter among
the 3. Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour.