Friday, January 9, 2015

Molasses Quick Bread

Ryan spotted his cookbooks sitting on the kitchen counter on Wednesday, and decided that I should make "his" bread recipe.  Of course, he remembered exactly the story in third grade which inspired this recipe, and told me all about it.  I was tickled pink that he remembers so well and fondly.


2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup molasses
1-2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Stir together the dry ingredients.  Add the wet ingredients and mix until combined (tip: measure the oil in your measuring cup first, swirling it around to coat the inside, then measure the molasses, and it will all fall nicely into your mixing bowl).  Turn into a greased 9x5 loaf pan, and bake at 325F for one hour.  Let it cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting, or it will fall apart.

Ryan enjoyed this every bit as much now as he did 10 years ago!  It's similar in texture and flavor to a Boston Brown Bread (which my grandmother used to bake in a one pound coffee can; I wonder what she'd use now that coffee cans are smaller and plastic?).

This will be my entry for Cook Your Books in January!

Happy Friday, everyone; enjoy your frigid weekend.


~~louise~~ said...

I tried to access this recipe earlier Marjie and for some reason, the page just wouldn't load.

I'm delighted to have finally seen it but even happier that Ryan fondly remembered it. Now, a taste would certainly make it even better, lol...

I often wish there were still old fashioned 1 pound coffee cans available. They made wonderful baking "pans" not to mention they were so much cooler bags!!!

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

SissySees said...

What a happy post! I can imagine your joy in reliving those original memories with Ryan, and in making some new ones.

Nellie said...

This recipe is going into my files! It may even make it into my oven before the week-end is over! Thanks for sharing it!

Barbara said...

Hi Marjie!
I think we all get in bread mode in the winter, even here in Florida! I love quick breads and this one looks marvelous. Making them in small loaves and freezing one is great for someone like me who lives alone. Will be making this soon!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Rhodesia said...

Bet I cannot buy molasses here, I looked for golden syrup the other day and the only thing that resembles it appears to be maple syrup, imported and expensive! Happy New Year and have a good weekend Diane

altadenahiker said...

I'm quite smitten with this cookbook. And that's a pretty bread.

Sue said...

My grandmother used to make brown bread in a coffee can. I didn't like it as a kid but I bet I would now I'll hang on to this recipe as it come highly recommended by Ryan.

Catherine said...

What nice memories Marjie.
I bet it was with so much pleasure that you baked this bread.
xo Catherine

Pam Greer said...

It is nice that he remembers it so well. Love that dish!

Gloria Baker said...

Marjie look perfect and delicious!
I love molasses in cakes!

Pam said...

Ah. I am so glad he remembered the story & loved the bread.

tubby3pug said...

thankyou for your kind words about my dear Norbert Ive often seen your comments on the lap dog blog

retro rover

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Marjie,
Such a lovely loaf! And sounds so healthy with whole wheat flour. Thanks for sharing with CYB! Sorry for stopping by so late. School has just started this week, and it has been a busy week! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!

grace said...

i have a glass dish just like that one! nice loaf, marjie--in this case, i'll give molasses a go. :)