Brown Bread Recipe

Step 1

Mix cornmeal and flours in a large bowl with the baking soda, salt, and raisins. Beat together liquids in a separate bowl. Vigorously blend liquids into dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, then pour into two well-greased or buttered one-pound coffee cans. Butter two 6" squares of foil and tie around the tops of the coffee cans with string. Place on a rack in a closely covered pot, pour 2" of water into the pot, and weight down the cover for a tight seal and steam for three hours. Do not open the pot until at least two hours have passed. Let cool 20 minutes before unmolding.

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Yellow cornmeal
  • 1c Rye flour
  • 1c Whole wheat flour
  • 2ts Baking soda
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1c Black raisins or currants
  • 2c Buttermilk
  • 3/4c Dark unsulfured molasses

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