This recipe was in my Aunt Almo Duncan Buren's bible:
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons lard ( I used shortening)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
note: instead of cinnamon and cloves, I used two teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 package seedless raisins (I used 7oz of a 14 oz pkg)
Boil all above ingredients for 5 minutes after they begin to bubble.
When COLD add:
1 teaspoon full soda (I used baking soda) in 1 teaspoon hot water (I just added to the flour sans the water).
3 cups flour (all purpose)
Beat all together good. Bake in slow (350 degrees) 45 minutes. Bake in loaf pans...makes 2 loaves.
I'm attaching a copy of the original recipe.
It is very good...like a dense zuchinni bread.