Topping: Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts together and set aside.
Bring raisens and water to boiling point; boil for 10 min. in 3 1/2 qt. pan. Cook to lukewarm. Add soda and stir. Add other ingrediants and mix well. Pour into 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 greased & floured loaf pans. Sprinkle with topping. Bake 350 for 40-45 min. If you use the tuna cans, fill them about half full. My grandma gave me this recipe. She grew up on the farms in Canada with many brothers and sisters and they used the cans to bake this bread in because of the depression.