Baked Boston Brown bread

Lynnda Cloutier


robust, dense, and slightly sweet, Boston Brown bread isn't often seen when ventured much beyond the boundaries of Boston. Source unknown


★★★★★ 2 votes



Add to Grocery List

2 cups stone-ground graham flour
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup molasses
one large egg
3/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup boiling water

How to Make Baked Boston Brown bread


  • 1adjust an oven rack to middle position and heat the oven to 350°. Grease an 8/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • 2Whisk the flours, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk the buttermilk, molasses, and egg together in another bowl. Gradually stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture until mixed. Stir in the raisins. Stir the baking soda into the boiling water until dissolved, then stir into the batter until just incorporated.
  • 3Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through.
  • 4Cool the loaf in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a small knife around edge of the pan to loosen, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool for one hour before serving. Makes one eight inch loaf

Printable Recipe Card

About Baked Boston Brown bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

I mean, who doesn't love blueberries? From breakfast to dessert, these blueberry recipes are berry phenomenal.

17 Doughnut Recipes To Celebrate National Doughnut Day

17 Doughnut Recipes to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

"Doughnut" let us stop you from making one of these 17 delectable doughnut recipes. Happy National Doughnut Day!

Treat Yourself To Pumpkin Desserts Recipe

Treat Yourself to Pumpkin Desserts

Kitchen Crew

It's pumpkin season! Everywhere I food shop, pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere. And you know what... that's OK with me. I love to eat anything pumpkin in the fall especially when it's...