Boston Brown Bread
Why This Recipe Works
We call for easy-to-find whole-wheat flour, rye flour, and finely ground cornmeal in equal amounts to give our bread balanced whole-grain flavor. Molasses, the traditional sweetener, adds a hint of bitterness. Baking soda and baking powder react with the acid in the batter to lighten the bread, and melted butter gives some richness to the lean loaves. BPA-free 28-ounce tomato cans are a good substitute for traditional (but increasingly uncommon) coffee cans.