Wagon Trail Molasses Butter




1 cup molasses
2 tbsp. butter or
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
pinch baking soda
pinch salt
2 well beaten eggs


Mix molasses, butter, nutmeg, soda, and dash salt in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat. Stir moderate amount of hot mixture into eggs; return to pan. Cook and stir till thick, about 1 minute. Chill. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Heritage Cooking BHG

Author's Comments

When the luxury of cream was available on the trail, it was put in the back of the wagon and the jogging over the rough trails churned it into butter. The butter was used on bread or extended by making Molasses Butter.

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