Butterless, Eggless, Milkless Fruit Cake
1 cup sugar (brown or white)
1 cup water
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup lard or shortening
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
Candied citron if you like
1 teaspoon salt
Boil these ingredients from 3 to 5 minutes; cool. (Do not boil the citron.)
Then add 1 teaspoon baking soda that has been dissolved in hot water and 1 ½ cups flour, which has been sifted. Add ½ teaspoon salt to the flour before sifting.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes in a loaf pan that has been lined with greased wax paper.
"Heritage Cooking Bicentennial Cookbook," Urbana, Ohio, 1976
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