This is a traditional Mennonite recipe from the Mennonite Treasury cookbook. It is basically a type of fritter with raisins. For as long as I can remember, my mother served these for lunch on New Year's Day along with Farmer Sausage and dill pickles. This year I tried making them myself and they turned out just as I remember. This will be a New Year's tradition that I hope to carry on. We like them hot right out of the deep fryer but you can also roll them in icing sugar and serve at room temperature. The prep time includes rising time.