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Raisin Loaf


  • 1 pound fine wholemeal
  • 6 ounce raisins
  • 2 ounce Mapleton's nutter
  • water


Well wash the raisins, but do not stone them or the loaf will be heavy. If the stones are disliked, seedless raisins, or even sultanas, may be used, but the large raisins give rather better results. Rub the nutter into the flour, add the raisins, which should be well dried after washing, and mix with enough water to form a dough which almost, but not quite drops from the spoon. Put into a greased tin, which should be very hot, and bake in a hot oven at first. At the end of twenty minutes to half an hour the loaf should be slightly browned. Then move to a cooler shelf, and bake until done. Test with a knife as for ordinary cakes.

For this loaf a small, deep, square-cornered tin is required (price 6 1/2d.), the same as for the egg loaf. 3 ounces fresh dairy butter may be used in place of the 2 ounces nutter.


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The Healthy Life Cook Book (1915).

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