|Dried prunes||1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked|
|Sifted all purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||4 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Granulated sugar||2 Tablespoon|
|Grated orange rind||2 Tablespoon|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
|Bottled milk/1/2 cup evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Rinse prunes, drain, and dry on paper toweling.
If prunes are very dry, boil 5 min.
Remove pits and put prunes through food chopper, using medium blade. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
Cut in shortening with two knives or a pastry blender until of the consistency of coarse corn meal.
Add prunes and orange rind and stir well.
Combine eggs and milk, and add to dry ingredients; mix well.
Pour into greased or oiled loaf pan about 10" x 5" x 3" and bake in a moderate oven of 350°F for 1 hr., or until done.