This is an old standby on my Thanksgiving table and on my mother's. It was her Aunt Jane who started it. I like to eat it plain, sliced thin, but I know others claim it's delicious with a little bit of butter or cream cheese on top.

BECKE

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 9x5-inch bread pans.

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  • In a small bowl, combine milk, sugar and molasses.

  • Mix together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to milk mixture and mix well.

  • Pour mixture into bread pans. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the centers comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let bread cool in pans for 10 minutes, then invert on wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; fat 1.2g 2% DV; cholesterol 3.3mg 1% DV; sodium 346.5mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2005
I just made this bread - it's amazing! I cut the recipe in half because I only own 1 loaf pan. Minor alterations - used 1/4 cup unbleached white and 1/4 whole wheat pastry flour (since I halved the recipe). I also used light soymilk in place of the milk. I will be making this A LOT. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2019
Ok just think this type of bread isn't my thing. Was super easy to make. Read More
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2005
I just made this bread - it's amazing! I cut the recipe in half because I only own 1 loaf pan. Minor alterations - used 1/4 cup unbleached white and 1/4 whole wheat pastry flour (since I halved the recipe). I also used light soymilk in place of the milk. I will be making this A LOT. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
This was actually my 1st attempt at making bread ever (I am new to cooking). Everyone thought I was crazy to take on the task of making bread. But it was VERY easy to make and provided me with 2 loaves of sweet and dense brown bread. It's wonderful! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
great recipie. i made 4 mini loafs. i also think that it would be great by adding raisins and nuts and make muffins. also great with honey butter or cream cheese. this year it will be on my thanksgiving table. thanks lisa Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2005
A big hit at Thanksgiving and easy enough for the kids to bake. I used mini loaf pans so I could place cute loaves around the table (of 30 people!). Great with tons of butta! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2008
Good but not what I was expecting. I'm looking for something similar to the brown bread served at The Cheesecake Factory. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2006
This stuff is awesome! My hubby was speechless when he put the first bite into his mouth. It's awesome with cinnamon honey butter:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
I really liked the flavor of this bread. It is very sweet so to me it's like dessert or breakfast cake. The taste reminds me of shoo fly pie. I was surprised that it had neither shortening or egg in it. I'll make it again as it was so easy and good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2003
Pretty good. Had much more the consistency of a gingerbread cookie than a loaf of bread. Thank you for sharing it I.m glad I tried it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2007
This was very good especially with honey butter. However it wasn't the kind of brown bread I was hoping for. This one was more of a breakfast treat. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2019
Ok just think this type of bread isn't my thing. Was super easy to make. Read More