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Old Fashioned Raisin Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Raisin Bars, by , is from Family Comforts, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Saturday, September 19, 2009


1 cup raisins or currants
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
1-3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Macerate together: raisins or currants in boiling water
Stir in vegetable oil
Cool mixture to lukewarm, then stir in sugar, slightly beaten egg
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
Beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
Stir in chopped nuts
Bake in a greased jelly roll (half-sheet) pan (11-1/2" X 17-1/2" X 3/4") at 375 F. for 12 minutes.

Mix together:
powdered sugar
2/3 stick softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
enough milk to make icing creamy
Frost the bars with this icing.




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