Welcome to our ranch near Canada's west coast in Beautiful British Columbia's West Chilcotin mountain region. Where calling the vet means hollering back at the house to bring your kit, new friendships are formed from the back of a horse and true fun for a five year old is getting a machete for Christmas. Where 'cutting the dinks off' has a totally different meaning than what first comes to mind, Muck Boots are a household name, a hand shake still means something and the coffee is always on.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hobo Bread

Off again tomorrow for the Ladies Only trip to the Itchas.  I can hardly believe how quickly time is passing this summer!  We've only been home for a few days in between rides this time, and of course that has been jam packed with 'catch up'.  The guys are doing really well haying at Five Mile.  The ground is painfully rough, but producing good hay.  Sure sounds like filling in some rock holes has to become a high priority!

The boys had an amazing time while I was away, and spend most of it with their Auntie Sylvia and cousin Kara in Williams Lake.  

I'll be posting some more of their photos as soon as I can get a bit more organized.  (I desperately need a clone!)  This time they are staying with a friend in Tatla Lake and going to visit their Grandpa Eric as well.  They are a bit sad that I am leaving again so soon (hard on a momma's heart!) but are taking it well and looking forward to our school shopping trip when I get back.  

I'm still working on my 'food packing' post, but meanwhile I thought I'd follow through with a request for a favorite dessert recipe.  
This is delicious and hardy and freezes very well.  

Hobo Bread

3 cups raisins (can include dates)
4 tsp soda 
3 cups boiling water
     Mix together and allow to soak for one hour.  
Add 2 tbsp oil
          1 tsp vanilla
Stir or sift together
     4 cups flour
     2 cups sugar
     1 tsp salt
     2 tsp cinnamon
     1 tsp cloves
     1/2 tsp allspice 
Add to wet mixture.  Mix well and divide into 3 tall, well greased and floured 1# coffee tins, or bread pans.  Bake for 1 1/2 hours 325 degrees.  

So cheers everyone, and all the best for the next week!  


kolea said...

Thank you Punky! This was my favorite desert on the trip. I'm going to make some tomorrow. I'm sure it will be delicious, but probably won't taste as quite as good as it does around the campfire in the Pan Valley.

Terra Hatch said...

You are welcome! How did it turn out? I thought of you when we ate it on this past trip. :)

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