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Walnut Raisin Hobo Bread
Enjoy the moist, sweet nut bread inspired by the loaves that hobos baked in tin cans during the Great Depression.
What is Hobo Bread?
Hobo Bread is not complicated – flour, raisins, eggs, butter, brown sugar, some walnuts and a dash of baking soda. The result is a bread that is great on its own or adds a delectable twist to any sandwich.
Variety of uses of Hobo Bread
Get creative. We love the Hobo Sandwich at a Taste of History in Greenfield Village. Put honey mustard on two slices of Hobo Bread, then heap on plenty of turkey breast, Cheddar cheese and red onion.
At the Michigan Café in Henry Ford Museum, we serve Cherry Chicken Salad made from fresh greens, candied walnuts, a hard-boiled egg, sliced red onion, tomatoes and a sliced-up piece of Hobo Bread served with our house-made Michigan Maple Tarragon dressing.
Want something simpler? Toast Hobo Bread and serve it with cream cheese as a breakfast treat. Or Muenster cheese. Even parmesan cheese will work. The secret is for the bread to be hot enough to melt whatever’s on top. Then the sweetness of the bread mingles with the slight tartness of the cheese.
Experiment. Who knows what you might come up with? Our executive chef David McGregor recently cooked up a Hobo Bread pudding in a baked apple.
Where can you buy Hobo Bread?
It’s available here at The Henry Ford at four locations: in Henry Ford Museum in the Michigan Café or the American Doghouse or in Greenfield Village at A Taste of History and the Sir John Bennett Sweet Shop.
We also ship Hobo Bread anywhere! Click here to order online.