Douglas Fairbanks, Jr’s Boston Brown Bread


Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.


 Doug Fairbanks Jr.



Boston Brown Bread


1 cup graham or whole wheat flour – 1 cup corn meal – 1 cup white flour – 1/2 cup sugar – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 3/4 cup molasses – 2 cups sour milk


Mix and sift the dry ingredients, add the sour milk and molasses. Beat well and fill buttered molds with closely fitting covers, 2/3 full. Let stand 1/2 hour and then steam 3 hours, taking care that the water does not come over the rack on which the tins are placed. Boston brown bread is sometimes not steamed but baked in a moderate oven, but the result is not so satisfactory.


Doug says “beat well,” which means that the ingredients must be thoroughly mixed if you want a nice, even color and a firm texture.



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