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Greenfield Village Hobo Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups walnuts
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Pour boiling water over raisins; let cool.
  2. Stir in baking soda and other ingredients.
  3. Fill 6 or 7 greased and floured large soup cans to half full.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to an hour.
  5. Cool and remove from cans.

Yield: 6 or 7 large loaves or 24 servings

Source: This recipe appeared in the Bellwether, a weekly newspaper for the staff of Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum.






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