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
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
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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