Combine in sauce pan… 2 cups of raisins, 2 cups hot water and 3/4 cup lard. Coo for five minutes, boil rapidly, but don’t let it burn. Set aside.
Sift together 3 1/2 cups flour with 2 teaspoons soda, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Add to first mixture, now cooled. Stir in 1 jar assorted fruits. 1 cup nuts may be added if desired.
Turn into a greased and floured loaf pan and bake for 2 hours at 277 degrees. (Set the typical oven to 350 and if you continuously monitor it, you’ll see it slowly move up and down between about 340 and 360.)
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.
Via: From Old Timey Recipes