Brown Bread

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h 45 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 15 m
Recipe by  RAINVILLE

“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 yields 2 loaves



  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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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



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



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!

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Amount Per Serving (20 total)

  • Calories
  • 118 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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