Ada's Molasses Nut Bread
2 3/4 c Flour; sifted all-purpose
1/2 c Seedless raisins
2 ts Baking powder
3/4 c Molasses
1/4 ts Soda
1 Egg; beaten
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 c Shortening; melted or oil
1/4 c Sugar
2 ts Grated orange rind
1/2 c Nut meats; chopped
Mix together and sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar intoa mixing bowl; add nut meats and raisins and mix together. Combine themilk, molasses, egg, shortening and orange rind; add to dry mixture and stir only enough to dampen flour. Bake in a greased bread pan, 10x5x3 inch, in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F., for 1 1/4 hours.
This recipe makes a large loaf of fruit bread.
From THE FLAVOR OF MAINE by Brownie Schrumpf. A culinary special published by The Bangor Daily News. @ 1976.