Mrs. Tainter's Brown Bread

Carol Junkins


Recipe from " Foods that made New England Famous" posted by Mrs. L.W. Crossman, No Weymouth, MA ~ she wrote " In northern Maine, where this recipe originated, the huge black iron range glowed all day. When the family gathered for the Saturday night meal the aroma of baked beans and steamed brown bread met their approval. The family and hired man sat down to this meal. They certainly appreciated such a hearty repast.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

1 loaf of brown bread
10 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 1/2 c
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    sour milk
  • 2 c
    corn meal
  • 1 c
    sifted white flour
  • 1 c
    sifted rye flour (or whole wheat)
  • 1 c
    sweet milk
  • ·
    raisins if desired

How to Make Mrs. Tainter's Brown Bread


  1. Butter well a brown bread mold. Dissolve soda in sour milk.
  2. Mix and sift corn meal, white flour, rye flour and salt into bowl.
  3. Add sweet and sour milk. Mix well. Stir in molasses.
    Batter will be thin. Pour into mold and cover. Steam slowly. Requires about 2 hours.
  4. Serve hot with baked beans or peas. Good cold with cottage cheese for luncheon. Very good toasted too!

Printable Recipe Card

About Mrs. Tainter's Brown Bread

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

Show 16 Comments & Reviews

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!!

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...

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...