"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 c. raisins 2 c. water 1/2 c. butter 2 c. flour 1 tsp soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 c. chopped nuts 1 egg 1 c. sugar
Boil raisins and water slowly for 10 minutes. Add butter and cool. Beat egg and add to raisin mixture. Add sugar. Sift flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and add to mixture. Bake in greased large cookie sheet at 325 º for 25 minutes. Ice with caramel icing.
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