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Proper Brown Bread

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  Whole milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  White distilled vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Cornmeal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (rye)
  Whole wheat flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Coffee 1 Pound, can

Grease the coffee can with butter.
Pour milk into a small bowl. Add vinegar to milk. Do not stir. Let stand for 2 minutes.
Stir together dry ingredients.
Pour liquid combination into a large bowl and stir in molasses and raisins. Add dry ingredients in several portions, beating well after each addition.
Turn dough into prepared coffee can Cover with a layer of buttered wax paper and then a layer of aluminum foil. Arrange cover layers so that they are puffed up (to allow for expansion) and sealed air tight.
Set the coffee can on a rack in a large pot Add water to a level three quarters of the way up the sides of the coffee can. Cover pot and bring the water to a boil. Turn heat down and let water simmer for 2 hours. Check the level of the water every half hour and add water if necessary.
Remove can from pot and cool com pletely.
Remove bottom of the can with a can opener. Remove cover layers and push bread out of the can.
Slice and serve with butter or cream cheese.

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Proper Brown Bread Recipe