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A Bit Nutty Boston Brown Bread

 A Bit Nutty Boston Brown Bread
Hearty and dense, my homemade Boston Brown Bread features hazelnuts for a delightfully nutty taste. Thick slices pair well with just about anything, from soup and stews to pasta and meat entrees. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda and salt. In a small
  • bowl, whisk buttermilk and molasses. Stir into dry ingredients just
  • until moistened. Fold in raisins and nuts. Transfer to two greased
  • 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks.
  • Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 159 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.