Yield: 8 Servings
|½ pounds||Fatty salt pork *|
|1 cup||Minced currants|
|1¼ cup||Boiling water|
|1¼ teaspoon||Baking soda|
|2½ teaspoon||Baking powder|
|1 teaspoon||Ground cloves|
* Finely ground
Put ground salt pork in heat-proof bowl and add boiling water. Set aside for a half hour, stirring occasionally.
Sift together all dry ingredients except sugar Pour pork and water into a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, followed by sugar and molasses. Add dry ingredients and currants and stir to mix well.
Grease and flour 2 9-by-4-inch bread pans. Divide batter between them and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Cakes are done when they have the resliiency of a medium-rare steak.
From The Bad For You Cookbook by Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller