Two kinds of raisins beautify this humble quick bread. This is an unusual bread baked in 3 coffee cans. It must be started the night before.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
3 (1 pound) coffee cans
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the dark and golden raisins in a medium bowl. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water, and pour over raisins. Let stand overnight without stirring.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 1 pound sized coffee cans.

  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Stir in the raisins with their water, and the oil until well blended. Batter will be thick. Divide the batter evenly between the 3 cans.

  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Lay cans on their side to loosen the bread as it cools.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 69.6g 22% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 416.3mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
This recipe I have known made and enjoyed for many years. If you mix about a half the amount of the ingredients listed and use smaller cans(soup cans) you can make this on a camp fire. A tin foil cover helps. Don't put the cans right on the coals. Hence Hobo bread! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2009
I did this a little different... purely because i wanted something quick and easy... Did it with dark brown sugar (stil the full 400g) and just mixed it all together and bunged it on the oven... Tok about 45m... Not bad bread at all! Read More
(10)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
This recipe I have known made and enjoyed for many years. If you mix about a half the amount of the ingredients listed and use smaller cans(soup cans) you can make this on a camp fire. A tin foil cover helps. Don't put the cans right on the coals. Hence Hobo bread! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
one of the best hobo breads i have tasted Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2009
I did this a little different... purely because i wanted something quick and easy... Did it with dark brown sugar (stil the full 400g) and just mixed it all together and bunged it on the oven... Tok about 45m... Not bad bread at all! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2009
I was looking for this recipe b/c my Grandma used to make hobo bread. It was delicious and brought back fun memories. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2009
i was initially going to rate this a 3 but the days after i made it it tasted way better. Very quick and quite tasty. I might make again but it was nothing spectacular. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2014
Great bread easy to make and its great for breakfast with a little cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
surprising I don't like raisins but this recipe is oh so good. I only used 1 cup of raisins and added 1 cup of chocolate chips. And made in regular bread pans. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2015
I love this bread!! Tho I have to make double batches cause the neighbors love it too!! I use dried cranberries instead of the golden raisins and everyone loves it even more!!! Read More
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