HOBO BREAD, OLD FASHIONED RECIPE

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Old Fashioned Hobo Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

Hobo Bread has been around for years.  It is an old fashioned recipe that dates back as far as the pioneers.  There are hundreds of different versions of hobo bread around.  A lot of recipes for this bread call for soaking the raisins overnight with the soda and making this bread in coffee cans.  I don’t have time for all that!  This is my recipe that works great for me and my family loves it.  Slather this bread with some butter while it’s warm, serve with coffee, tea or milk for a delicious treat anytime.  You can add spices, nuts, fruits or whatever you like to this bread.  Very few recipes for hobo bread contain eggs and I don’t put them in this one.  The bread holds together fine without the eggs.  You can reheat it and this bread keeps well in a cool spot or refrigerated.  I have not tried doubling the recipe but feel you could if you wanted to make an extra loaf for a friend.  You might also like our recipe for pumpkin banana muffins.

Hobo bread dates back to the pioneers.

1 cup raisins

1 cup boiling water

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup broken pecans or walnuts

Soak raisins in boiling water for one hour.  Do not pour off extra water.  Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda in a large bowl.  Pour in soaked raisins with extra water, vanilla extract and butter.  Mix with a spoon.  Fold in nuts.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray.  Spread dough in pan.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until center tests done. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing.  You could add a powdered sugar glaze to this bread if desired.  Makes 1 loaf.  Enjoy!

Old-Fashioned Hobo Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

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4.95 from 18 votes

Hobo Bread

This is an old fashioned recipe that goes back to the pioneers! Easy to make and absolutely delicious. Great reviews!
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: hobo bread, old fashioned bread recipe
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup broken pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  • Soak raisins in boiling water for one hour. Do not pour off extra water. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda in a large bowl. Pour in soaked raisins with extra water, vanilla extract and butter. Mix with a spoon
  • Fold in nuts. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Spread dough in pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until center tests done. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing. You could add a powdered sugar glaze to this bread if desired. Makes 1 loaf

“All sorrows are less with bread. ” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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