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Yankee Brown Bread

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“This recipe is from an authentic civil war cookbook. Of course they had to adapt measurements etc. to be more understandable to us. I made this when I was trying to find a simple bread recipe, as I wasn't in the mood for kneading, rising etc. and had limited ingredients on hand. It was easy and turned out great. It is best warm with butter, be forewarned, it is a dense and sweet bread. The original recipe called for 1 C. molasses, which I thought was a bit much (and I love molasses), so I have put it here as 1/2 C. I have not made it that way yet, but you might want to try 1/2 C the first time, and then decide if you want to increase it thereafter. I hope you enjoy making this piece of history, and imagining what a treat this would have been for the exhausted soldiers.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix salt, soda, and 1 1/2 C of flour together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; beat 5 minutes.
  3. Place batter in 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
  4. Bake in low oven (300 deg) for about 1 1/2 hours, or until bread tests done.

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