July 22, 2013

Boston Brown Bread

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Boston Brown Bread

This recipe is delicious with Baked Beans ~
Give them both a try~

                           
 ~Boston Brown Bread is made in Coffee Cans~
                             
 ~A dense bread steamed in a coffee can~




Boston Brown Bread

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 cup light or dark raisins
  • boiling water
Cooking Directions
  1. Grease well 2 (1-pound size) coffee cans.
  2. In a large bowl sift cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt and allspice.
  3. In a small bowl, combine milk, buttermilk and dark molasses.
  4. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture; beat with a spoon just until combined. Stir in raisins. Spoon into coffee cans, filling 2/3 full. Wrap pieces of heavy duty foil tightly over tops.
  5. Place cans on rack in a deep kettle. Add boiling water to kettle to come halfway up sides of cans; cover. Steam 2 1/2 to 3 hours; adding more boiling water as needed. Remove and cool on rack.
Serve with baked beans.

Bread

Place a rack in bottom of pot~
                                   
 ~Use clean metal coffee cans~
                                             
 ~ 1-pound size coffee can works best~
                                   
 ~Ingredients needed~
                                   
~Grease cans well~
                       
 ~In large bowl, sift cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt and allspice~
                                     
                               
~Mix together milk, buttermilk and molasses~
                         
~Add to dry ingredients, beat with spoon, just until combined~
                                 
~Add raisins~
                               
~Lightly fold in golden raisins~
                               
~Spoon batter into the well greased coffee cans~
                               
~Fill cans 2/3 cans full~
                       
~Tap bottom of can to bring air bubbles to the surface~
                       
~Wrap pieces of heavy duty foil tightly over tops of cans.
   Place cans on rack in deep kettle~
                   
~ Add boiling water to kettle to come halfway up sides of  cans, cover~
                             
~Steam for 2 1/2 to 3 hours~
                       
~ Remove bread from kettle, cool. Remove bread from coffee cans~
                           
~Slice bread and serve with baked beans~
                                 
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