This recipe was my grandmother's. The breads are baked in coffee cans!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 - 3 loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream shortening with sugar. Mix in eggs. Dissolve soda in milk, and add to the creamed mixture. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir in nuts.

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  • Pour batter into a 3 pound coffee can, or several 1 pound soup cans; fill containers 1/2 to 3/4 full.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a tester inserted in the center of loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 20.6mg; sodium 80.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
My family really enjoyed this bread for Thanksgiving instead of the regular boxed bread mixes Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2011
Sorry I just wasn't a fan. I was looking for more flavor like a dark nut bread or pumpkin bread type loaf. It was very moist. Just not what I was looking for. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2011
Sorry I just wasn't a fan. I was looking for more flavor like a dark nut bread or pumpkin bread type loaf. It was very moist. Just not what I was looking for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
My family really enjoyed this bread for Thanksgiving instead of the regular boxed bread mixes Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
I really liked this bread. I made it with whole wheat flour and added 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds and 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds and 3 tbsp of flax seed. It was super nutty and yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
Excellent recipe!! I am from the South so I used pecans instead of walnuts and it was really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2015
Turned our very good the nuts I used was toasted pecans. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2021
I have not made this yet, but it seems simliar to what I used to buy in bakeries, which were baked in round tins (smaller than coffee can). These were usually made for a shower or gathering with cheese spread on top, with a slice of green olive on top. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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