One of the best food memories from my grandmother’s Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook.
Servings: 1-8Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 3 hrs 5 min
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup corn meal
1 cup stirred graham or whole wheat flour
3/4 cup dark molasses
2 cups buttermilk or sour milk
1 cup seedless raisins
Sift white flour with baking powder, soda, and salt; add corn meal and graham flour. Add remaining ingredients; beat well. Half-fill three greased 1-pound baking powder cans; cover tightly; steam 3 hours on rack in covered pan, using small amount of boiling water. Uncover cans; place in very hot oven (450 degrees) 5 minutes; remove bread from cans.
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