This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
2 cupfuls sour mik or buttermilk 3/4 cupful Barbadoes molasses 1 teaspoonful soda
Mix together the sour milk and molasses; add the soda, dissolved in a tablespoonful of warm water, and beat in the meal. Divide into three-pound baking powder tins, well-oiled, and steam for one and a half hours. A few raisins may be added with the meal if desired.