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.
1 cupful milk
3/4 cupful chopped raw prunes
1/4 teaspoonful soda
2 teaspoonfuls baking powder
Mix together the dry ingredients and prunes. Add the soda to the molasses and the baking powder to the meal. Mix the milk and molasses, turn into the first mixture, beat well, and pour into well-oiled baking powder cans; steam one and a half hours.
3 cupfuls entire wheat meal 1/2 cupful bread flour 1 teaspoonful salt 3 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder
1 tablespoonful sugar
1 cupful chopped hickory nut, English walnut, or black walnut meats 2 1/2 cupfuls milk
Mix together the meal, bread flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and nut meats. Beat in the milk. Turn into two well-oiled bread pans, and bake in a moderate oven about forty-five minutes.