hello from MI
Hi my name is Bridgett and I live in a litlle town in Northern MI. I found this site searching for a recipe close to one my mother had. I have been unlucky so far. this recipe is very old and I am having a hard time figuring this one out. I am putting all her recipes in to a book and it is taking a long time because I am preparing each one. I can't ask her because she passed away. If anyone could help on how to prepare this I would greatly appreciate. I remember eating this as a kid, and it was delicious! here is what my mother had written down, exactly.
2 cups scalded milk (cooled to warm), 2 compressed yeast cakes, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup raisins, 1/4 soft shortening, 1 beaten egg and 2 tsp. salt.
Crumble yeast cakes with 2 Tbsp. sugar, sift and add 4 cups of the flour and salt ( reserving the 1/2 cup for kneading). Let rise until double. Punch down and let rise again. Roll dough out on board and sprinkle with some sugar (about 1/2 cup) and some cinnamon. Roll up into loaves: let rise. Bake at 400 for about 45 minutes.
See what I mean. what do you do with the shortening, egg, oatmeal and the raisins? alot of my mothers recipes are like this. I guess she just knew what to do. These directions are not clear enough for me!
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