You are here: Home » Recipes » Hobo Bread Hobo Bread User Submitted Recipe by Pat Ketterl Yield 3 one lb. loaves Prep Cook 60 min. A wonderfully flavored raisin fruit bread. PrintEmail Best if refrigerated a few days before slicing as the flavor improves and it "keeps" like fruitcake but tastes much better! It also can be eaten at once and usually is. Ingredients 2 cups California Raisins2 1/3 cups boiling water4 teaspoons baking soda1/4 cup vegetble oil (grapeseed or olive)2 eggs, beaten1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups sugar4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup nuts, chopped (optional) Instructions Stir raisins, boiling water and baking soda together and let stand 4 to 5 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350. Add remaining ingredients in order and mix well. Pour into 3 greased and floured 1-pound cans or 9 x 5-inch bread pans. Mixture will be very thick. Bake 60 minutes. Remove from cans or pans and cool on wire racks. Store in containers or plastic bags.