1/2 lb Fatty salt pork *
5 c Flour
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Nutmeg
1 ts Cinnamon
1/2 c Sugar
1 c Minced currants
1 1/4 c Boiling water
1 1/4 ts Baking soda
2 1/2 ts Baking powder
1 ts Ground cloves
1 1/2 c 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