Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Grandma Joe's Brown Bread

Grandma Joe's Brown Bread

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From the kitchen of Brittany MacDonald

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
20-40 minutes
Tags: Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


2 cups rolled oats
1 cup All-Bran cereal
1 cup Domolco molasses (not Crosby's)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons shortening or margarine (not lard)
1 to 2 teaspoons salt
6 to 8 cups boiling water
2 packages Ferminpan yeast
10 to 12 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl.

  3. Then pour boiling water over all and let cool.

  4. Put 2 cups of flour and yeast in a separate bowl; mix.

  5. When first mixture is cool add yeast/flour mixture.

  6. Add rest of flour until firm and can be rolled into smooth balls.

  7. Let rise in bowl, then put into pan and let rise again.

  8. Bake for 20 to 40 minutes.


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