- 1 1/2 cups suet
- 3 cups flour
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup molasses or sugar
- 1 cup sour milk
- 1 rounded teaspoon soda
- 1 large cupful seeded raisins
- 1/2 cup currants
One and a half cups suet, chopped very fine and mixed thoroughly with three cups of flour; one tablespoonful of cinnamon, one cup molasses or sugar, and one cup sour milk. If sugar is used, mix with the flour and suet; if molasses, mix with the sour milk, to which add one rounded teaspoonful of soda. Add, at the last, one large cupful of seeded raisins and one-half cup currants. Steam at least two hours.
MRS. P. O. SHARPLESS.
Adapted from Recipes Tried and True, compiled by the Ladies' Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Ohio, 1894, a source in the public domain.
The recipes in this collection are representative of cooking in America in the late 19th century, and the compilation of a cookbook shows the ways in which women were beginning to organize and act both within their traditional roles and outside of traditional expectations. The recipes are presented exactly as written in 1894, and may not conform to current nutritional or food preparation standards. Try at your own risk.