Lately, I’ve been doing quite a bit of research into World War I for a WIP I’m working on and because I’m an American History Junkie. In my research I found this easy recipe our foremothers used to make a delicious treat for their families during wartime. Due to rationing common place ingredients weren’t always available so these intrepid women had to make do. This was also similar to a recipe used in my family during World War II as well.
This recipe is an easy, fun, and yummy bit of history.
2 c. brown sugar
2 c. hot water
2 tsp. shortening
½ to ¾ c. raisins