Grandma Griffin's Boiled Raisin Bread

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour an angel food or tube pan 

Bread Ingredients:

MIX THESE FIRST

2 cups water

1 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

16 oz raisins

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 teaspoons baking soda

3 ½  cups flour

Directions:

  1. Combine water, shortening, sugar, raisins, and spices in a medium sized pan.
  2. Bring to a boil and then remove from the heat.
  3. While still hot, add the 3 teaspoons baking soda to hot water mixture - it will bubble.
  4. Let cool.
  5. When cooled, add 3.5 cups flour.
  6. Place batter in prepared pan and bake for 60-75 minutes at 350 degrees.