Greenfield Village Hobo Bread

Source: This recipe appeared in the Bellwether, a weekly newspaper for the staff of Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum.

2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups boiling water
4 teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups walnuts
4 cups all-purpose flour

Pour boiling water over raisins; let cool. Stir in soda and other ingredients. Fill 6 or 7 greased and floured large soup cans to half full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to an hour. Cool and remove from cans.

Makes 6 or 7 large loaves or 24 servings.