This is the one "must have" recipe that we request each time we visit our parents. Throughout our life we were raised that this was a war recipe that our Grandma Ruby used to work with the limited rations. Recently, however, our mother has discovered links for the recipe going back to the 1800's.
- Mix together in cooking pan oleo, cinnamon, cloves, salt, raisins and fruit and nuts. Put all ingredients on stove and let come to boil. Set aside to cool.
- When lukewarm, add flour, soda and lemon extract.
- Bake in 9-inch square pan at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. No need to frost. Tastes better if allowed to set 24 hours.