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
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (12 slices each)
- 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
- 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 8x4-in. loaf pans.
- Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Editor's NoteTo toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 159 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.
Originally published as A Bit Nutty Boston Brown Bread in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2012