Yield
two 9-inch loaves

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour beer into a small bowl; let stand, uncovered, at room temperature overnight.

Step 2

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 3

Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with beer, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.

Step 4

Dredge pecans and raisins in remaining 1/2 cup flour; stir to coat well. Stir into batter.

Step 5

Pour batter into 2 greased 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Increase temperature to 350° and bake an additional 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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