Into a mixing bowl, sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add oats and cornmeal. Put 2 tablespoons of the dry mixture into a separate bowl; set aside.
Into the dry ingredients in mixing bowl, stir molasses and sour milk. Mix raisins with the 2 tablespoons of dry mixture; stir into the batter and blend well. Turn batter into 2 greased 20-ounce cans, filling each about 2/3 full.
Cover with foil. Place on rack in large kettle with a tight-fitting lid; pour boiling water into the kettle to approximately 1/3 the height of cans. Steam for 2 hours.
Makes 2 loaves.
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