Sift one-half cup of white flour with one teaspoon of soda; mix three
tablespoons of molasses with one tablespoon of butter, add two cups of
bran, one and one-half cups of sweet milk, then add the flour and
one-half teaspoon of salt, stir all together; one-half cup of chopped
dates or raisins may be added if so desired. Bake in muffin-pans in a
moderate oven thirty minutes.