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Cook1 hr 10 mins
Boston baked beans and brown bread is the traditional New England Saturday-night supper. If you like raisins in your Boston brown bread, add one cup of raisins or sultanas dredged with a little flour. This delicious recipe comes from the New England chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. Steaming time approximate.
- Mix and sift dry ingredients together very well.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Place rounds of greased parchment or waxed paper in the bottom of clean one-pound cans; grease the sides of the cans and fill 2/3 full with batter.
- Place the cans on a rack in a large kettle; add warm water to half the height of the can.
- Cover the kettle and let the water come to the boil.
- Boil gently from 1 to 2 hours or until well done, adding more boiling water as necessary to keep the water at the desired level.
- Uncover the kettle and place cans in a 400F oven for a few minutes to dry the top.
- Remove from the cans immediately and serve hot with baked beans.