Boston Brown Bread

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Nov. 10, 2011


Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Egg 1
Molasses 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Buttermilk/1 cup milk plus 1/2 tablespoon vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Raisins 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Rye flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Whole wheat flour
Cornmeal 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Butter 1 Tablespoon (For Greasing)
Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs)



1) Place the slow cooker over high heat.

2) Lightly coat a 5-cup bread mold with butter.

3) In a bowl, fold together oil, egg, molasses, buttermilk and raisins.

4) In another bowl sift together rye and wheat flour, soda, salt and add corn meal.


5) Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until lightly mixed.

6) Do not over mix.

7) Transfer the flour mixture into the mold, until 2/3 filled.

8) Wrap the top of the mold with foil and secure with a string.

9) Place the mold in the cooker.

10) Gently stream in the boiling water, to come halfway up the sides of the mold.

11) Put the lid on and cook over high heat for 2 to 3 hours.


12) Take the mold out the cooker and let it rest for 10 minutes.

13) Invert the can to remove the bread.

14) Place the bread on the wire rack and allow to cool completely.


15) Slice and serve with butter or cream cheese if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 6