Loaf Cake

Brown sugar, 1 lb.;

Butter, ¾ lb.;

Sour milk, 1 pt.;

Molasses, 1 pt.;

Eggs, 5;

Baking soda, 2 teaspoonfuls;

Flour, 3 lbs.;

Currants, 2 lbs.;

Raisins (seeded), 1 lb.;

Cloves, Allspice, and Cinnamon, 1 teaspoonful each;

Nutmeg, 1 (grated).

Beat together a pound of brown sugar and three quarters of a pound of butter; add a pint of sour milk, a pint of molasses, five eggs beaten to a froth, two teaspoonfuls of soda, one teaspoonful each of cloves, allspice, and cinnamon, one grated nutmeg, and three pounds of flour. Mix well, and then stir in two pounds of currants, carefully washed, and one pound of seeded raisins. Bake in a moderately quick oven.

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