This recipe is featured in the Collections from the Grapevine Cookbook, published by the Ladies Society of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Fowler, California.
This is the late Mary Boyajian Mirigian’s Delightful Cake recipe she created for church events and banquets at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Fowler, California for many years. Mary was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1902, and as a child moved to the small town of Fowler, California, known for its grape vineyards and expansive farm land. She was a devoted charter member of the Armenian-American Citizens’ League, active in the California Armenian Home Guild, American Legion Auxiliary, Fresno County Farm Bureau Women, and St. Gregory Senior Ladies Society. She was married to Mesrob K. Mirigian of Fowler, and had three daughters and nine grandchildren. She passed away in 1981 at age 79, but, fortunately, passed along her love and creative skills for baking, cooking, and sewing to her beloved granddaughter Mary Ekmalian of Fresno, who contributed this recipe.
1 1/2 cup raisins
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar