Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cuisine: Brown Bread

This recipe was created for The S. Kitchen presents...A Very Mary Queer Year. Fruitcake is definitely a New Year's tradition. Depending on the recipe it is "enjoyable" to varying degrees. Instead of making a "traditional" fruitcake, I decided to tweak a recipe for Brown Bread also known as Boston Bread. This is moist, dense, and filled with dried cherries and golden raisings. Mmm...mouth watering

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup rum
1/2 cup dark molasses
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cherries

Directions:In a small jar add raisins and cherries and fill with enough rum to cover. Let soak overnight.

In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until incorporated. The batter will be really wet.

Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease bread pan and pour batter into it. Let set for about 5 minutes. Put bread into oven and bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.