Recipe: Steamed Indian Date Bread

  • 1½ cups corn meal 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup rye meal 1 cup water
  • ½ cup flour 1 cup milk
  • 1½ teaspoons soda 1 cup dates
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix and sift dry ingredients, add molasses, liquid, and dates which have been stoned and cut in pieces. Pour into greased one-pound baking powder boxes, and steam steadily for one and three-quarters hours. Or pour into a large greased mold and steam for three hours.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)