Wash prunes, cover with water and boil 10 minutes. Add 1/4 cup sugar and simmer 5 minutes. Drain, cool, remove pits and cut prunes in quarters. Cream 1/4 cup sugar and shortening. Add egg, milk, and chocolate which has been melted over warm water. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to creamed sugar and shortening mixture. Add fruit and mix until well blended. Pour into well-oiled bread pan. Bake in moderate oven (375 F) about 50 minutes. 1 small loaf. If desired a Graham Prune Bread may be made by substituting 1 cup graham flour for 1 cup white flour.
The Household Searchlight - 1941