Yield depends on whether large or small bars are cut.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons lemon zest
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
Combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Add in the lemon juice and zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in raisins. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly colored on top. Cool in pan on wire rack. May be drizzled with a simple confectioners' sugar icing. Cut into large or small bars.