Poor Man's Bread

Recipe from WWII when eggs and butter were rationed.

Yield: 12 servings
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  • 1 box raisins (16 oz)
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 T Cinnamon
  • 2T Crisco shortening
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 t baking soda


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Bring to Room temperature.

  2. Add sifted dry ingredients.

  3. Bake in greased loaf pan for 1-1.5 hours at 350. Test for doneness with toothpick.
December 2012

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