Mix Crisco, water, raisins, and spices. Bring to a boil for ten minute then let cool. Next dissolve 1 teaspoon soda in ½ cup boiling water and add to mixture. Add enough flour to make a stiff batter (3 ½ - 4 cups). Put in the glass baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Test in middle.