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    Boston Brown Bread

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    This is a recipe from Milwaukee,Wisconsin. It is is a favorite of mine. I bake it in cans, so the loaves are round. Very nice when you make up GOODIE baskets, especially liked by elderly people.

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    1. 1
      Put dates, raisins, oleo, and baking soda in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      Pour the boiling water over this mixture. Mix then let cool.
    3. 3
      Beat 2 eggs, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
    4. 4
      Add the cooled mixture alternately with the flour.Stir in nuts.
    5. 5
      Bake in 3-1# cans that have been well greased.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
    7. 7
      Cool slightly, then run a butter knife around the inside edge of can to loosen bread. Pull out gently and wrap while still partly warm in plastic wrap. This keeps the round loaves moist.
    8. 8
      These freeze well. When baking these, I usually double the recipe and freeze half for gifts.
    9. 9
      This is delicious! It does not taste at all like the can stuff in the store.

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    • on January 31, 2009


      This recipe is great. I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup mollasses. This is tastes just like brown bread (even better)in a can usually served with baked beans. I love it Thanks

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    • on December 22, 2012


      Very good served with hotdogs and beans! Skipped the walnuts but otherwise made as directed except I used a stoneware bread pan shaped as a coffee can and two small bread (individual serving size) pans (for the freezer). Thanks for sharing!

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    • on April 12, 2009


      Just like mama used to make! We had with New England Baked Kidney Beans in the Crock Pot, and we chowed down like there was no tomorrow. Even my DS indulged and that's a first for him!

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    Nutritional Facts for Boston Brown Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (111 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 343.4
    Calories from Fat 94
    Total Fat 10.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 42.3 mg
    Sodium 245.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 38.1 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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