“From the cookbook "St. George Island Cuisine", this recipe was submitted by Peggy Roche Juppe. I've not tried this recipe but it sounds like it would be tasty. NOTE: the original recipe DOES NOT call for eggs, and all similar recipes I've looked at call for at least one egg -- I've added an egg to the ingredients list. Recipe posted for ZWT8 - Ireland.”
1hr 15mins
1-2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the raisins, sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the butter and stir until it melts.
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in 2 tablespoons of hot water in a small bowl. Add to the raisin mixture.
  5. Sift the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl.
  6. Add the beaten egg, if using (see NOTE).
  7. Add the raisin mixture and vanilla and stir to mix well.
  8. Pour into 1 large or 2 small well-greased loaf pans.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 to 75 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Remove cake(s) from loaf pan after 5 minutes to cool completely.

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