I have an old cookbook that unfortunately does not have a print date on it. Personally, judging from all the various ads inside, I'd guesstimate it to be printed around the late 40's early 50's. It's a collection of recipes by the Dorcas Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service of the Trinity Methodist Church of Highland Park, Michigan. The next two weeks will be devoted to various recipes I found interesting.
1/4 lb. fat salt pork
1/2 c boiling water
2 c sifted flour
1/3 t baking soda
1/4 t each salt, cloves, allspice
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c molasses
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 lb. raisins
1/2 c currants
2 oz. citron peel and orange peel
Grind salt pork fine and pour boiling water over it. Let stand 15 minutes. Mix and sift dry ingredients. Mix with fruit. Combine egg, sugar and molasses. Add to pork and water. Gradually stir in flour and fruit mixture. Bake in deep loaf tin 1 1/2 hours in slow oven.
What's Cooking at Trinity: A Guide to Good Taste