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Boozy Boston Brown Bread Baked in a Jar

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 3

A traditional brown bread baked in a jar gets a kick from bourbon! MORE + LESS -

Buns In My Oven
May 11, 2017

Ingredients

1/2
cup whole wheat flour
1/2
cup rye flour
1/4
cup cornmeal
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup raisins
2/3
cup molasses
3/4
cup buttermilk
1/4
cup bourbon

Steps

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  • 1
    Add the whole-wheat flour, rye flour, cornmeal, baking soda, salt, and raisins to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • 2
    Combine the molasses, buttermilk, and bourbon and stir into the dry ingredients. Mixture will be a thick liquid.
  • 3
    Spray non-stick cooking spray into 3 12-ounce wide mouth canning jars to coat the insides well. Pour the batter evenly between the 3 jars with each jar about 3/4 full. Tightly cover the tops with aluminum foil.
  • 4
    Place the jars in a deep stockpot. Add enough hot tap water to come up the jars halfway. Cover the stockpot and turn the heat to medium. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the jar comes out clean. Remove the foil and let cool completely.
  • 5
    Use a butter knife to gently separate the edges of the bread from the sides of the jar. Turn jar upside down and let the bread slide out. Cut into thin rounds.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with baked beans or fry the bread in some butter.
  • Please be aware that baking in glass jars requires special care. Make sure that the batter in the center of the jar is fully cooked, and never seal the jar while still warm or “can” the baked good for longer-term storage because that can be unsafe. Always clean and inspect glass baking containers before use. Do not use if you find any chips or cracks, as these can increase the risk of shattering.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
1540mg
44%
Total Carbohydrate
116g
39%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
60g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
8
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Molasses, raisins and bourbon add a rich taste to this hearty brown bread. Have you ever even seen such adorable little round loaves of bread? Gah. Boston Brown Bread dates back hundreds of years, and is a somewhat sweet quick bread. It’s fun to make because it’s steamed instead of baked, and I don’t know about you – but I think steaming bread is kind of fun! Maybe I’m weird? This bread is loaded with molasses and raisins, making it just sweet enough. It’s made with a mixture of cornmeal, rye and whole-wheat flours, which lends it a hearty texture and taste. Traditionally, these little slices of round bread are served with baked beans or fried in butter on the stove. I went ahead and boozed things up, because that’s how I roll. You like bourbon, right? I thought so. The bread is so moist. Steaming bread, man. It’s magical!

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