Christmas Bread (Jullimpa)
2 1/2 c buttermilk
1 1/4 c golden syrup or dark corn syrup
4 tsp baking soda
3 c sifted rye flour
3/4 c flour
1/2 c raisins
Combine buttermilk and syrup in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, sift together baking soda, rye flour, and all purpose flour.
Add to buttermilk-syrup mixture slowly to create a batter. Stir in raisins.
Pour into a greased large loaf pan.
Bake 1 1/4 hr at 350°F. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove from pan and turn out to cool completely.
Submitted by Gretchen Grant