Cornmeal in this light-brown bread gives it an unusual “crunch.” Sereve cold with cream cheese.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1-pound-size coffee can. Combine raisins, buttermilk, molasses, and shortening. Sift together dry ingredients and add to raisin and buttermilk mixture. Stir until well blended. Pour into greased can and bake for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from can to finish cooling.