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  • 1 cup (225 ml) raisins
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) solid white shortening
  • 2 cups (475 ml) flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • Cook raisins, water and solid shortening for 5 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes.
  • Place in large bowl, then add flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cloves, nutmeg and egg. Blend well.
  • Spread in greased 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 35-40 minutes.
  • Frost with favorite white frosting.
I believe this was clipped out of the Boston Globe several years ago, and it has since become one of our family's favorites. Hope you enjoy!

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