New England Brown Bread

Malinda Coletta


We were invited to a birthday party and when I asked the hostess what could we bring she suggested brick oven baked beans and New England Brown bread. We have made beans in the oven many times but the brown bread, now that was different.

For those of you who are not from New England; brown bread is steamed bread cooked in a tin can!! It is sweet, moist and goes great with baked beans.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min
2 Hr


1 c
whole-wheat flour
1 c
rye flour
1 c
corn meal
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
2 c
3/4 c
dark molasses
1 c

How to Make New England Brown Bread


  • 1We sprayed two tomato tin cans with vegetable oil
  • 2Combined all dry ingredients, added the wet ingredients stirred then added the raisins and mixed again.
  • 3We poured the batter into the oiled cans. Covered with tin foil
  • 4In a large cast iron pot we placed to upside down ramekins and placed the tin cans on top. We then added the water to the half waypoint of the can. Covered the pot and put it in the brick oven for 2 ½ hours the oven temperature was about 300 F. You can cook this on top of your stove simmering for 2 hours.

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About New England Brown Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy