DirectionsSift together first six ingredients.
Cream butter and sugar, add well-beaten eggs, milk, molasses with soda dissolved in it, then sifted dry ingredients.
Boil the prunes and when soft, add to the recipe.
If desired, add 1 teaspoon lemon extract or 1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon rind.
(You may also use candied fruit).
Bake in 2 bread pans (lined with greased paper- I use parchment paper for the lining) 1 1/2 to 2 hours in rather slow oven (275 to 300 degrees F).
Makes either two standard loaves or 3 medium ones.