The secret to this fine raisin bread is soaking the raisins overnight so they become plump and juicy.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, raisins, baking soda, salt, margarine and boiling water. Cover and let stand overnight.
The following day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Beat egg and flour into raisin mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.