This is another Mennonite Family recipe from my mother in law's personal collection.
I've adapted it a bit. This recipe is old and some of the ingredient descriptions or directions needed to be updated. I did not change the integrity of the original recipe.
2 C raisins or dates
2 C boiling water
3 tsp baking soda
2 C sugar
4 TBS vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 C chopped pecans or walnuts
4 C flour
Chop raisins or dates.
In a medium bowl, combine raisins or dates with baking soda and boiling water.
Set aside overnight.
In the morning add all remaining ingredients and blend well.
Divide dough in half
Spray 2 Loaf Pans with a baking spray. ( the directions say to line the pans with waxed paper, I use my Pan Release Mix, equal parts of vegetable shortening, flour and vegetable oil, mixed well and coat the pans with a pastry brush.
Place the dough in the pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Peace in the Kitchen!