Recipe: Boston Brown Bread

March 10, 2024 | Recipes

1 1/2 cup seedless raisins
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 3/4 cup sifted flour
2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts

Place raisings in bowling water and simmer for 3 minutes. Set them aside to cool. Cream sugar, and shortening. Add egg and then raisins, and water mixture. Mix in in flour, soda, salt, vanilla, and nuts. Grease 4 tin cans (No. 2) size and flour. Fill cans 1/2 full. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Cool in cans for 5 minutes, then remove to cool on racks.

Betty Moessner


This recipe comes from the Guten Appetit cookbook and is used with permission from Jon Childers, head of the Amana Society Heritage Museum.

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