Easter Raisin Bread

Recipe by Debaylady
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Place raisins in 2 cups boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes; drain and add cold water to cool until raisins are lukewarm. Then drain and place on papertowel.
  • Cream butter, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground clove.
  • Beat in eggs until light and fluffy. Add milk and spiced rum. Beat to blend.
  • Gradually stir in flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Fold in shredded apples, your choice of nuts, and raisins. You may dust raisins with flour first.
  • Spoon into greased and floured 5 x 9 inch loaf pan.
  • Make glaze by whisking 1 beaten egg with 1 tablespoons sugar.
  • Brush glaze on top of batter in loaf pan.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour or until bread passes toothpick test!