Boston Brown Bread

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    1

    loaf
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Making Bread at Home

Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

The early settlers of New England found growing wheat difficult: rye was easier in wet, northerly climates and on hungry, briefly settled lands. And ‘Indian’ corn - maize - the indigenous staple of north America, was easier still. Hence breads were often of mixed flours - as they had been among poorer households back in England - for instance, rye and wheat, or the ‘thirded’ breads made of wheat, rye and cornmeal.

Boston Brown Bread is one of these, and it also betrays its origins b