Passed down to me by my mother that was passed down to her from my grandmother.
Burn in a frying pan 2 1/2 cups of white sugar. Should be coffee brown in colour.
Then add 4 cups of water and set aside to cool.
Substitute: 1 cup molasses and 4 cups of water
6 cups of flour
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup dark raisins
Taste your dough. If you want it spicier or sweeter, then add more ingredients!
Add burnt sugar water until dough is sticky, like thick muffin batter. Grease pans and bake at 390 degrees.