My mother used to make hobo bread all the time - and always made it in a metal coffee can so that the shape was like a cylinder and could be easily sliced. She even shipped it regularly to me while I was in college (40 years ago!). The best way to eat this is to have it with cream cheese, spread on top. It is delicious!!
Ingredients 2 cups raisins 1 1/2 cups boiling water 4 teaspoons baking soda 4 Tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 3/4 cups walnuts (I didn't use) 4 cups flour
Directions Pour boiling water over raisins; let cool. Stir in soda and other ingredients. Fill 6 or 7 greased and floured soup cans to half full. (I do mine at 2/3rds.)Bake at 350°F. for about 45 minutes. Cool and remove from cans. You can also cook the entire quantity in a Bundt pan, 350 for 75 minutes.