My mother got this recipe from a neighbor 40 years ago. It's a great raisin bread that could be made throughout the year but for our family we keep it special for Easter. Make sure you make this in a huge bowl it's a large batter. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do and add it to your Easter tradition.
Put the 5 pounds of flour into a LARGE bowl. Add all other dry ingredients, butter and shortening. Make a well and add eggs, milk and raisins. Mix well. This is a very wet batter. Let rise overnight. In the morning shape into six or seven loaves and place in pans. Let rise 3 hours and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Rub with butter while hot and loaves will be golden brown