Boston Brown Rolls

Susan Feliciano


This is a favorite with my children. They like to eat them with baked beans, and put cream cheese or butter on them. They are a whole grain food.


★★★★★ 3 votes

18 rolls
2 Hr 30 Min
30 Min


  • 1 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 1 c
    warm water
  • 1

How to Make Boston Brown Rolls


  1. Stir together all dry ingredients, including yeast, in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine molasses and water and heat to 100 degrees. Whisk in egg, then add quickly to dry ingredients.
  3. Knead with a dough hook or by hand until until smooth and elastic, working in more bread flour as necessary to prevent stickiness. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch down and allow to rest about 10 minutes. Knead a few more times on an oil-coated surface, or in a large greased bowl.
  5. Divide dough into thirds, then divide each third into 6 balls. Place one ball of dough into each of 18 greased muffin cups. Cover and allow to rise in a draft-free place about 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls about 24-28 minutes, until top is firm and rolls sound hollow when tapped. Brush tops with melted butter after removing from oven.

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About Boston Brown Rolls

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

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