Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

Old-fashioned batter bread recipe that's quick & super, warm from the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350°.
  2. Grease 8-inch round (or regular loaf pan).
  3. Place raisins in microwave safe bowl. Cover with water; micro on high 1 minute. Cover bowl with plate allowing raisins to plump.
  4. Cool, drain and dust with 1 tablespoon flour.
  5. Cream shortening and sugar.
  6. Add egg mixing well.
  7. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together.
  8. Add to creamed mixture along with raisins, caraway seeds and milk.
  9. Mix together briefly till moistened.
  10. Pour batter into pan.
  11. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes till bread tests done with toothpick.
  12. Cool 10 minutes remove to wire rack and cool completely.


Most Helpful

Wonderful recipe. I made it this morning for Sunday Brunch and two of us ate nearly the whole loaf (we had omelets too). The loaf has a lovely crunchy crust and soft inside. I was worried that 3 teaspoons of caraway seed may be over powering but noi way Gram knew just the right touch. The raisin and caraway give it a really subtle flavor. I mixed 1/3 cup Oat Bran in with the flour, including it in the 1 1/2 cup measurement. The loaf stuck a little to the bottom of the pan (this may be because of the oat bran or perhaps I didn't grease the pan enough). Next time I will slip some parchment paper under the loaf. Thanks Barb

Bergy March 10, 2002

This is sooo good. I make it exactly as printed just using splenda instead of the sugar. The flavor is so good, nothing overshadowing anything. I too thought the amount of caraway called for would dominate the bread but it compliments instead. For me this is a keeper.

JeannieD. March 27, 2010

Very easy to make. I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour to round out the flavor. As I am making this for my daughters kindrergarten snack I omitted the caraway seeds, I also made one loaf without rasins. I haven't tasted it yet, but I am sure that it will be as good as it looks, and smells. This should be a real kid pleaser, most of these kids have never had fresh, warm home-made bread. :)

KookieMomster May 21, 2002

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