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Brown Bread

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"This bread is steamed in cans. My Gram saved small coffee cans for this. Gram didn't have a steamer so she used a tin pie plate with holes in it turned upside down in a large covered pot with 4 inches of water."

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 45 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In large bowl, stir together bread flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, baking soda. Stir in molasses and water; mix until combined. Pour batter into two lightly greased coffee cans, fill about 2/3 full.
  2. Place loaves into a steamer, cover and steam over low heat. Steam for 1 hour and 45 minutes, until loaves are set.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2008

excellent! I cut the recipe in half & used 2 cranberry sauce cans since there are only 2 of us..... covered each can with foil & secured with an elastic & steamed for 55 mins..... perfect! Don't forget to grease the cans. thanks, Michele

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 28, 2009

The flavor was good, but it took much longer for the bread to cook than expected (30+ minutes longer). However the flavor was very good.

Jan 28, 2007

This is very much like my grandmothers recipe- and we do it the same way, in cans, set in a large stock pot. The BEST thing to eat with baked beans! The PSPS wife

Mar 08, 2011

Excellent recipe, moist and delicious! I added a cup of raisins to mine. Fantastic with hot dogs and baked beans as a Saturday night meal!

Nov 22, 2008

My kids loved this bread and it is a general family favourite!

Oct 28, 2009

This turned out great. I was shocked when my 13 yr old asked where the leftovers were the next day. I did half the recipe and used 2 chicken broth cans. I also used a veggie steamer until set (about 50 minutes). AWESOME with Baked Beans. I will definitely make this again.

Aug 24, 2008

Just like on the farm, fast easy and tasty will agree best with baked beans!

Nov 26, 2011

I made this bread today and it was great! I searched for this recipe because my father-in-law been talking about it and how he would like to have it again. Growing up we could purchase it at any store, not today. Thanks


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  • Calories
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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