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How to Make Brown Bread 3 Different Ways

By Edited Dec 27, 2015 1 7

3 Ways to Make Brown Bread

Brown Bread Recipes

   Brown Bread is a rich dark bread that goes well with just about any entree. Cooking it in the crock pot frees up the oven for other uses. Plus, just like anything cooked in a crock pot, set it and leave it. Gives you time to do other things.

Method number 1..

 you'll need:
large crock pot
2 pound coffee can

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup finely chopped nuts, optional
 3/4 cup dark molasses
 2 cups buttermilk or sour milk
 1/2 cup raisins

  Step 1...Pour 2 cups water in your crock pot,and set aside.

  Step 2...Grease and lightly flour the coffee can, and set aside.

  Step 3...Sift the all-purpose flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the cornmeal and whole wheat flour. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well.

  Step 4...Pour the batter into the coffee can. Now place the coffee can into the crock pot. Place aluminum foil over the top and fold down over the edges of the cooker. Cover with lid and bake on high for 3 to 4 hours. Remove and let cool for 1 hour before un-molding. Slice and serve.

Makes 1 loaf

Method number 2..The old-fashioned traditional way.

 things needed;
large kettle with rack
empty 1-pound food cans

1-cup all-purpose flour
1-teaspoon baking powder
1-teaspoon baking soda
1-teaspoon salt
1-cup yellow cornmeal
1-cup whole wheat flour
3/4-cup dark molasses
2-cups buttermilk or sour milk
1-cup raisins

Step 1...Sift all-purpose flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir in cornmeal and whole wheat flour. Add remaining ingredients; beat well. Divide batter among 4-greased and floured 1-pound food cans. Cover tightly with foil.
Step 2...Place on rack n a deep kettle; pour in boiling hot water to 1-inch deep in the kettle. Cover kettle; steam 3 hours, adding more boiling water if needed. Uncover cans;place in a very hot oven 450 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove bread from cans and cool on a rack. Wrap a store overnight.

 Makes 4 loaves.

Method number 3. Another old-fashioned way.

  Use a 1-pound coffee can if you don't have a pudding mold, and cover it with aluminum foil tied tight with string.

things you'll need;
pudding mold or a 1-pound coffee tin
large kettle
aluminum foil

1/2-cup rye flour
1/2-cup cornmeal
1/2-cup whole wheat flour
1-teaspoon baking soda
1/2-teaspoon salt
1/3-cup molasses
1-cup sour milk

Mix the rye flour, cornmeal, whole-wheat flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the molasses and milk and blend well. Butter a pudding mold or a 1-pound coffee tin and fill no more than two-thirds full. Cover tightly and place in a deep kettle, Add boiling water halfway up the mold. Cover the kettle and stream over moderate heat for 2 hours, replacing water if necessary. Remove from mold. Cut into slices with a string while hot by drawing the string around the bread, crossing and pulling the ends.
Makes 1 loaf

Tip; dental floss works well for slicing.



May 2, 2011 11:19am
Brown Bread is a favorite of mine! Now, thanks to you, I have three ways to make it. Great info!
May 3, 2011 3:53pm
A crock pot!?! What an awesome idea- I never would have thought of such a thing. I'm going to try this in the near future. I'm dying to see how it turns out. Great article! :)
May 6, 2011 6:02pm
I used the crock pot method years ago and lost the recipe so I haven't made it for years. I'm happy to have the recipe again. Thanks!
May 9, 2011 1:13pm
Thanks Intro and Scale, glad I helped you Diva
May 11, 2011 8:21pm
This is so nostalgic! My grandma made this when I was little, I loved it. Now I can make it my self...so good with butter. Thanks for sharing 3 brown bread recipes.
May 14, 2011 5:51am
Wow I would never have thought a crock pot would get it hot enough as it is a slow cooker. I love to cook damper or bread in my camp oven. Although it is hard to guess the temperature and it depends on how hot the coals are. Thanks for sharing.
May 14, 2011 12:09pm
Thanks Sully and eileen for stopping by and reading my brown bread recipes. It is good with lots of butter and a cup of tea.
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