Ingredients :

  • 1 cup raisins1 cup boiling water

    2 cups all-purpose flour

    3/4 cup sugar

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoons baking soda

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    3 tablespoons melted butter

    1/2 cup broken pecans or walnuts

Directions :

  1. Soak raisins in boiling water for one hour.  Do not pour off extra water.  Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda in a large bowl.  Pour in soaked raisins with extra water, vanilla extract and butter.  Mix with a spoon.  Fold in nuts.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray.  Spread dough in pan.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until center tests done. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing.  You could add a powdered sugar glaze to this bread if desired.  Makes 1 loaf.  Enjoy!

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