Pork cake

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Fatty salt pork *
5 cups Flour
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ cup Sugar
1 cup Minced currants
1¼ cup Boiling water
1¼ teaspoon Baking soda
2½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Ground cloves
2 \N Eggs
1½ cup Molasses

* 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

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