When on the trail west, women had limited time to cook meals, so a quick-cooking bread was good to do. Here’s one from Better Homes and Gardens® Heritage Cook Book…a book my mom found recently at an estate sale.
Whole Wheat Quick Bread
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1¾ cup buttermilk
¼ cup honey
¼ cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup raisins
In mixing bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, combine beaten egg, buttermilk, honey6 and butter. Add to dry ingredients; stir just till moistened. Fold in walnuts and raisins. Turn into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350° oven till done, 55-60 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool on rack. Makes one loaf.
PIONEERING WOMEN OF THE WEST WORKSHOP:
Join me August 1-31 at the Hearts Through History Campus for a month-long workshop on Pioneering Women of the West.
You'll learn about the western movement, the treacherous journey hundreds of thousands people took and of the lives of specific women who helped shape the West, intentionally or not. Some women went looking for a better life; others followed their man into the wilderness. There will be three lectures a week, with time for questions and answers and additional research on the participants' part.
Learn more HERE.