Boston Brown Bread

Melody U.


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.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Boston Brown Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Old Fashioned Soft And Buttery Yeast Rolls Recipe

Old Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There's truly nothing like old-fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls. This recipe for homemade yeast rolls is everything you need for your Thanksgiving table! Click here for the Old Fashioned...

15 Moist Zucchini Bread Recipes

15 Moist Zucchini Bread Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Perform magic with these delicious homemade zucchini bread recipes by making them and then watching them disappear!!

Put Your Tastebuds In A Twist With 10 Perfect Pretzels Recipe

Put Your Tastebuds in a Twist with 10 Perfect Pretzels

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Soft and buttery, there's nothing better than a warm pretzel and they're not very hard to make at home. Skip the ones in the frozen food aisle and make a...