Boston Brown Bread

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup rye-meal.
  • 1 cup granulated corn-meal.
  • 1 cup Graham flour.
  • ¾ tablespoon soda.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • ¾ cup molasses.
  • 2 cups sour milk, or cups sweet milk or water.

Method

Mix and sift dry ingredients, add molasses and milk, stir until well mixed, turn into a well-buttered mould, and steam three and one-half hours. The cover should be buttered before being placed on mould, and then tied down with string; otherwise the bread in rising might force off cover. Mould should never be filled more than two-thirds full. A melon-mould or one-pound baking powder boxes make the most attractive-shaped loaves, but a five-pound lard pail answers the purpose. For steaming, place mould on a trivet in kettle containing boiling water, allowing water to come half-way up around mould, cover closely, and steam, adding, as needed, more boiling water.