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

1 egg

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 and raisins.

Bake in 3 #2 cans (vegetable size). Grease them well and divide the batter among the 3. Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour.

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