Quick Breads

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Serves: 4 loaves
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup stirred whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup dark molasses
  • 2 cups buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Sift all-purpose flour with baking powder, soda, and salt; stir in cornmeal and whole wheat flour.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; beat well.
  3. Divide batter among 4 greased and floured 1-pound food cans.
  4. Cover tightly with foil.
  5. Place on rack in deep kettle; pour in boiling water to 1-inch depth.
  6. Cover kettle; steam 3 hours, adding more boiling water if needed.
  7. Uncover cans; place in very hot oven (450⁰) for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove bread from cans.
  9. Cool on rack.
  10. Wrap and store overnight.
You can cook this in a bundt pan for and interesting look.