Following is a nice story about it. I can imagine why Boston will always be connected with molasses!
The ingredients are all very healthy. Even better, this is a one-bowl, no mixer recipe, and you don't need an oven.
Prepare your containers
You grease them and put a round of parchment paper in the bottom to assure it comes out easily when it's finished cooking.
You're gonna need...
I cup milk with 1 Tbs vinegar added to clabber it, or you can use buttermilk. Not sure about coconut milk in this one, although I think the vinegar addition to it may work.
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 cup rye flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup raisins
What to do with all of it
Put aluminum foil over the tops of the containers and secure with string. Fill your steamer pot half way up the side of the filled containers with hot water, and then steam gently for about an hour.
It is usually served with baked beans or split pea soup. My favorite way to eat it is with herbed-cream cheese.
Below are the steps in pics for easy perusal.
Keep me posted!
Best wishes for a beautiful and bountiful week!