Monday, December 01, 2008

B is for

Christmas Beasts with mouths open wide.

Raisin Bread

Books filled with wonder and awe.

Raisin Bread---- makes two large loaves

Sift together & set aside:

4 cups flour
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

Bring to a boil & cook for 5 minutes then cool:

2 cups seedless raisins
2 cups water

Cream together:

3/4 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla

Gradually add cooled raisins and water to creamed mixture. Beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients mixing well after each addition. Pour mixture into 2 well greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done.
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Tins and Treasures said...

Yummy for the Bread Recipe...thanks for sharing. I love the pic you caught of kitty in a yawn...makes her look fierce!

Jane said...

Love the beast! Do you get to read those Christmas books at school? This year I am "off track." But, last Christmas I wrapped all my Christmas and Hanukkah books and each day I picked a student to open the "gift of reading." It was so much fun!