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1.15.2012

Boston Brown Bread



When I was kid my mom used to buy brown bread out of a can... I think B&M makes it? Something about it has always kinda scared me... but all the same I LOVE IT.

Brown bread is a old time New England recipe.

It is a very simple bread only a few ingredients, moist, dense and sweet from molasses.

Goes perfectly with Boston Baked Beans!!

The method behind making it is a little odd compared to most breads. Number one... because it is usually baked in a 1lb coffee can. And number two... because it is steamed.

I did not have a coffee can laying around so I used a cookie tin left over from Christmas instead. 

Boston Brown Bread

Ingredients:


2 cups whole wheat flour (or 1 cup wheat, 1 cup rye flour)
1 cup cornmeal
2 cups water
1 cup molasses
1tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.


Mix all of your ingredients together, pour into a greased coffee can OR some other large tin can. Seal can with foil and string.


Place tin/can in a large baking pan ( I used my turkey roaster) fill with boiling water half way up the side of the tin/can.

Baking for 1 hour or until tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean.

Cool completely before removing from tin/can.

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3 comments:

  1. Sounds unique!! I will be trying this recipe.

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  2. I don't like baked beans, but this bread sounds like it could be good. I am thinking of unique uses for it already. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I can't believe you have this recipe! This bread used to be my favorite thing when I was a teenager! I can not wait to make this! I used to spread cream cheese on mine! I am so excited. I hope I have time to make this tomorrow! I would love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!
    http://www.thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2012/01/super-bowl-eats-treats-blog-party.html
    Thanks. Such a great recipe!

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