Tin Can Raisin Bread

These are good hot or cold.


  • 6 empty 15 ounce cans, labels removed and washed thoroughly
  • 1 pound raisins
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 heaping tablespoons shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon raisin mixture
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Mix raisins, boiling water, baking soda and shortening together. Let set overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to refrigerated mixture; mix well.
  3. Oil the 6 cans and fill with dough to a little over half full. Divide batter evenly.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 minutes.

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