Ada’s Molasses Nut Bread

Ingredients: (Ada’s Molasses Nut Bread)

2 3/4 cups flour — sifted all-purpose

1/2 cup seedless raisins

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup molasses

1/4 teaspoon soda

1 large egg — beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening — melted or oil

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons grated orange rind

1/2 cup nut meats — chopped

Directions: (Ada’s Molasses Nut Bread)

Mix together and sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl; add nut meats and raisins and mix together. Combine the milk, molasses, egg, shortening and orange rind; add to dry mixture and stir only enough to dampen flour. Bake in a greased bread pan, 10x5x3 inch, in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F., for 1 1/4 hours.