steamed bread, Boston baked bread, bread recipeThough not as dense and moist as steamed bread, this has the authentic flavors of Boston Brown Bread and is almost as moist. It is a very good bread.

3/4 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup light rye flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup molasses
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1/4 tablespoon brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

1. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan and dust it with flour.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the cornmeal, flours, leavening, and salt until well distributed. Add the raisins and stir in.
3. In a small bowl, mix the buttermilk, molasses, oil, and brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add the liquids, and mix with a spatula until combined. Do not over mix. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until done. The bread will be done when a toothpick stuck into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Slice and serve warm.

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