Boston Brown Bread
Baking this bread in coffee cans lends to its interesting shape. At Christmas, I often make gift boxes for friends and family featuring this bread and various spreads.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 80 min. + cooling
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup molasses
- 4 cups buttermilk
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Butter or cream cheese, optional
- In a large bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar. Add molasses and buttermilk; mix well. Combine the flours, salt and baking soda; stir into egg mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins and walnuts.
- Transfer to two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 80-85 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve with butter or cream cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 212 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Boston Brown Bread in Best of Country Breads
Sep 21, 2012
I have baked this recipe twice using 4 15oz coffee cans. Following the directions exactly and baking for 75 minutes I have 4 beautiful traditional loaves to slice for covered dish dinners or home consumption. Absolutely delicious.