31/2 pounds fine chopped BEEF; 1/2 pound PORK; 3 eggs; 1 large spoonful of salt; 1 teaspoon pepper; 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg; 4 large spoonfuls milk; 10 soda crackers rolled fine, saving out 1 to rub on the top. Put bits of butter over the top. Press the meat several times with your hand to make into a thin loaf. Bake in a quick oven one hour, putting water in pan. It requires no basting.
The Cookery Blue Book, by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California