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Boston Brown Bread (VRP 012)

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Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread


  • 2 cups corn meal
  • 2 cups rye
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 cups sour milk
  • 1 1/2 level teaspoons soda
  • 1 1/2 level teaspoons salt


  1. No method included.

  • This recipe card for Boston Brown Bread has only the ingredients listed with no instructions.
  • Normally, Boston Brown Bread is normally cooked by steam in a 1 pound coffee can by placing the coffee can in a deep baking pan and fill the pan with boiling water until it comes up to the half way point of the coffee can.
  • I have not made a Boston Brown Bread recipe before so developing a method to go with this recipe will be hard for me at the moment. I will test this bread in the near future so I can update this post with a method that is easy to follow.

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread

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Thursday 23rd of January 2020

What about using an electric pressure cooker for "baking?"

DNP - Billie

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

I am not sure about this method to bake. Try it and let us know how it goes!!! :-)

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