Boston Brown Bread

May use coffee cans or juice cans as molds (15 or 20-ounce cans)!



  1. Sift cornmeal, flour, baking soda, teaspoons sugar and salt into a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine milk, buttermilk and molasses.
  3. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture; beat with spoon just until combined. Stir in raisins.
  4. Spoon into coffee cans, filling 2/3 full; tie pieces of heavy foil tightly over tops.
  5. Place cans on racks in a deep pot or kettle.
  6. Add boiling water 1/2 way up sides of cans; cover.
  7. Steam 2 1/2 to 3 hours adding more boiling water when needed.


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