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  • Serves: 16 Servings

Brown Bread

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Buttermilk
  • 3/4 c Dark molasses
  • 1 c Raisins
  • 1 c Whole wheat flour
  • 1 c Rye flour
  • 1 c Yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 ts Baking soda
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Boiling water


In a large mixing bowl blend together buttermilk and molasses. Stir in
raisins. Thoroughly stir together whole wheat flour, rye flour, cornmeal,
baking soda, and salt; stir into buttermilk mixture till blended. Divide
batter among three greased 20-ounce clean food cans. (Or, fill four
16-ounce cans.) Cover cans tightly with foil; place on a rack set in a
large Dutch oven. Pour boiling water into Dutch to a depth of 1 inch. Cover
and simmer over low heat, steaming bread till done, 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Add
more boiling water as needed. Remove bread from cans and cool on a rack.
Makes 3 or 4 loaves.


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