Food Historian Sandy Oliver's Brown Bread

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A printable version of Sandy Oliver's recipe for Brown Bread can be found in the 207 Kitchen section of our webpage.

Steamed Brown Bread

This recipe is easily halved to make enough for six to eight people.

1 cup whole wheat flour or graham meal
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sour milk
1/2 cup molasses

Put a pot of water on the stove to boil, and grease your molds or coffee cans. Put the flour, meals, salt, and baking soda into a bowl and whisk them together well. Stir in the milk and molasses and stir only enough to moisten all the flours. Pour the batter into the molds or cans, dividing evenly if you use two, and position them on a rack inside the pot of hot water. Make sure water comes halfway up on the molds. Check the water level occasionally and add more hot water from a kettle as needed. Steam for an hour and a quarter if you divide the batter into smaller containers, or for three hours if you do not. To test, insert a tester as you do for cake; if the skewer comes out clean it is done.


Makes 12 servings.

©2012, Sandra L. Oliver , from Maine Home Cooking, reprinted with permission from Down East Books.

Sandy Oliver's cookbook, MAINE HOME COOKING, is available at local bookstores and libraries.

On Saturday, October 6th, at 9 AM Sandy Oliver will present a one hour chat about "17 Things You Need to Know About Maine Food" at the Falmouth Kitchen Tour at the Falmouth Country Club. Tickets are $10.

The Falmouth Kitchen Tour, starts at the Falmouth Country Club and takes place October 5th and 6th from 10-4 daily.

Nine spectacular kitchens throughout Falmouth wil be featured. The tour can be done all in one day or split between two days. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Preble Street's Maine Hunger Initiative

For more information on Sandy Oliver and MAINE HOME COOKING click here: MAINE HOME COOKING

For more information on the Falmouth Kitchen Tour click here: FALMOUTH KITCHEN TOUR


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