Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Posted by requeast From McCalls Cooking School cookbook. Brown bread in a can.


  1. Grease well two 1 lb sized coffee cans In large bowl sift together cornmeal, flour, salt and baking soda In small bowl, combine milk, buttermilk and dark molasses Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture.
  2. Beat with spoon just until combined.
  3. Stir in rasins.
  4. Spoon dough into greased coffee cans until two thirds full Tie pieces of heavy foil tightly over the top of cans Place cans on rack in a deep pot Add boiling water to pot until the water comes half way up the sides of the cans Cover pot and steam for 2 1/2 to 3 hours adding water as needed Cool bread on rack.


Most Helpful

I love Boston Brown Bread, and this is so easy to make. I used a steamed pudding mold since I have one for Christmas pudding. The pudding was done in two hours, but I had to take out about a cup before steaming since there was too much for the mold. Thanks for sharing!

Chris Reynolds September 15, 2005

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