Boiled raisin bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Raisins
1½ cup Water
¼ cup Butter or margarine
¾ cup Lightly packed brown sugar
1 Egg, well beaten
1½ cup Flour
½ cup Raisin water
1 teaspoon Soda
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Vanilla
½ cup Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions Simmer raisins in water for 20 minutes. Drain raisins and save ½ cup of raisin water.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, sugar and egg together. Dissolve soda in the ½ cup of raisin water. Aift ½ cup of the flour over the raisins. Measure and sift remaining dry ingredients together and add alternately with raisin water to the butter sugar mixture. Add floured raisins, vanilla and nuts last. Turn batter into greased 4 x 8 loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until done.

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