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boston brown bread

a recipe by
Melody U.
Jackson, MI

Another recipe given to me by a local lobster fisherman's wife. Since coffee no longer comes in a 1 lb can, I just use a 4 cup steamed pudding mold. Raisins are, apparently, a traditional part of this bread, but she didn't like them and neither do we.

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For boston brown bread

  • 1/2 c
    rye flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 1 c

How To Make boston brown bread

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • 2
    Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add molasses and buttermilk* and blend well.
  • 3
    Spray a 1# coffee can (or 4 cup steamed pudding mold) with cooking spray and fill with batter. Cover tightly with foil and tie string or rubber band around the top. If pudding mold comes with a lid, use that.
  • 4
    Place mold in a deep kettle and add boiling water halfway up the mold. Cover and steam over moderate heat for 1 1/2 hours, replacing water as needed.
  • 5
    Remove from mold. To cut while hot, take a string around the bread, crossing and pulling the ends.

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