Yield: 2 servings
|Rye Meal Or Whole-Wheat
|Sour Milk Or 1 3/4 C Sweet
|Raisins -- optional
Mix and sift the meals and flours with the baking soda and salt. Add the molasses and milk and stir well. Add the raisins, well floured.
Butter well a brown-bread tin and cover, or a 1-pound coffee tin.
Fill ⅔ full and cover. Tie down the bread-tin cover with string, or cover the coffee tin with aluminum foil and string (as the bread rises, it might force off the cover).
Place the tin on a rack in a large pot filled to halfway up the sides of the tin with boiling water. Cover tightly and let steam for 3½ hours for the larger mold or 1 ½ to 2 hrs for the 1-lb coffee tin.
Remove the mold from the water, take off the cover, and set the mold in a 300 F oven for 15 mins to dry out a bit.
Remove the bread from the mold and eat warm with lots of butter and baked beans.
NOTES: From Mrs. Marian Green Whipple of Lexington, MA. Her ancestors predate the Revolutionary War. Her husband was a descendant of Wm. Whipple, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Recipe By : An American Folklife Cookbook - ISBN 0-8052-3914-6
From: Dan Klepach Date: 05-16-95 (159) Fido: Cooking