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Nicki’s note: Just in time for St. Patty’s! This recipe is almost identical to what my grandmother used to make, and hers was an old McDee family recipe. Looks great, Arlene! 🙂

Recipe Source: Arlene Costello, Agnes Walters

Prep/Cooking Time: 1 Hr 10 Min


4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 pint sour cream
1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease two 8×4 inch loaf pans.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, sour cream and raisins and mix until just combined. Distribute batter evenly between the two pans.

Bake for 1 hour.