1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon bread (baking) soda, 1 cup
molasses, 3 cups fl our, 1 teaspoon ginger, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon ground
cloves and 1 cup milk.
Cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs. Add soda to molasses. Sift dry
ingredients together. Add alternately milk, molasses and dry ingredients to butter,
sugar and egg mixture. Bake in large loaf pan for 45 minutes at 350ºF.
(old time recipes)