July 26, 2016

BOSTON STEAMED BREAD

Ingredients:
Whole-wheat flour - 100 g
Rye flour - 100 g
Cornmeal - 100 g
Bicarbonate of soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Raisins - 100 g
Black treacle - 125 ml
Butter milk - 300 ml

Method:
  • Mix the dry ingredients together. 
  • Make a well in the centre and pour in the treacle and butter-milk. Using a wooden spoon mix the liquids together and gradually incorporate the flour mixture. 
  • Continue stirring until the mixture is well mixed.
  • Grease a 1 litre pudding basin. Pour the mixture. Cover the basin with greased foil and tie it tightly under the rim.
  • Put the pudding basin in a saucepan containing 2 cm of boiling water.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 3 hours, adding more water as it evaporates.
  • Serve the bread hot, or cool on a rack first.
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