Grandma Town's Brown Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Leta8076

This is my great, great grandmother's bread recipe, and every generation does it their own way. It is very dark and heavy, but really good, especially warm.

Top Review by HeatherFeather

This was wonderful. It has a delicious, not too sweet taste and was very soft and rich tasting. If you have never had brown bread before, don't expect it to rise up tall and slice neatly - this is more of a tearing bread (I consider brown bread to be in the same family as soda bread and beer bread) and sits very low in the pan. It is dense and chewy - just as it is supposed to be. This would be a great accompaniment to a hot bowl of oatmeal on a cold winter day - drizzled with butter and syrup, yum! Thanks for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt lard and cool slightly.
  2. Place egg, sugar, molasses and lard in large bowl.
  3. Stir until well blended.
  4. Sift together baking powder, baking soda, salt and flours.
  5. Add to molasses mixture in 3 increments, alternating with water and stirring well after each addition.
  6. Pour batter into greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake at 350°F until no longer doughy (approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour).

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