Two cups of sifted meal, half a cup of flour, two cups of sour milk, two well-beaten eggs, half a cup of molasses or sugar, a teaspoonful of salt, two tablespoonfuls of melted BUTTER. Mix the meal and flour smoothly and gradually with the milk, then the BUTTER, molasses and salt, then the beaten eggs, and lastly dissolve a level teaspoonful of baking soda in a little milk and beat thoroughly altogether. Bake nearly an hour in well-BUTTERed tins, not very shallow. This recipe can be made with sweet milk by using baking powder in place of soda.
The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)