This is not too sweet and is dense enough to be used as a weapon against home intruders. The recipe says to serve warm; we serve from the fridge for breakfast, using a very sharp knife and putting an arm into it.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons melted shortening (I use margarine)
- Sift flour; measure; add baking powder, soda, and salt; sift again. Add rolled oats and raisins; mix well.
- Combine milk, brown sugar, molasses and melted shortening, slightly cooled.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir just enough to moisten the dry ingredients. Do not beat.
- Turn into a greased loaf pan (8×8 by 2 inches) and bake in a hot oven (425 degrees F) about 40 minutes.
- Cut into squares and serve hot.
Source: My mother’s Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book, c. 1955