This bread is steamed in cans. My Gram saved small coffee cans for this. Gram didn't have a steamer so she used a tin pie plate with holes in it turned upside down in a large covered pot with 4 inches of water.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large bowl, stir together bread flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, baking soda. Stir in molasses and water; mix until combined. Pour batter into two lightly greased coffee cans, fill about 2/3 full.

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  • Place loaves into a steamer, cover and steam over low heat. Steam for 1 hour and 45 minutes, until loaves are set.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 22.1g 7% DV; fat 0.3g; cholesterolmg; sodium 186.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
excellent! I cut the recipe in half & used 2 cranberry sauce cans since there are only 2 of us..... covered each can with foil & secured with an elastic & steamed for 55 mins..... perfect! Don't forget to grease the cans. thanks, Michele Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2009
The flavor was good but it took much longer for the bread to cook than expected (30 minutes longer). However the flavor was very good. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
excellent! I cut the recipe in half & used 2 cranberry sauce cans since there are only 2 of us..... covered each can with foil & secured with an elastic & steamed for 55 mins..... perfect! Don't forget to grease the cans. thanks, Michele Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
This is very much like my grandmothers recipe- and we do it the same way in cans set in a large stock pot. The BEST thing to eat with baked beans! The PSPS wife Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
Excellent recipe, moist and delicious! I added a cup of raisins to mine. Fantastic with hot dogs and baked beans as a Saturday night meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2009
This turned out great. I was shocked when my 13 yr old asked where the leftovers were the next day. I did half the recipe and used 2 chicken broth cans. I also used a veggie steamer until set (about 50 minutes). AWESOME with Baked Beans. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2015
I finally figured out how I could make this without the cans. I used a large round Pyrex bowl. I wasn't sure it was done because the middle looked wet and shiny but it wasn't sticky so I removed it from the steamer. This is rich, moist, dense and sweet. The corn meal gives a nice texture. I did not think it would come out of my bowl even though I greased it, but I tried turning over on a tray and it came out nicely. This is a little sweeter than I was hoping but absolutely delish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2008
My kids loved this bread and it is a general family favourite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2011
I made this bread today and it was great! I searched for this recipe because my father-in-law been talking about it and how he would like to have it again. Growing up we could purchase it at any store not today. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
Just like on the farm fast easy and tasty will agree best with baked beans! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2014
I didn't have any whole wheat flour so I used 1 and a half cups all purpose and 1/2 cup rolled oats. I boiled the oats and corn meal before adding other ingredients to soften them up a bit. Makes a very delicious open faced peanut butter sandwich. Also I used a double boiler not the cans--still very good though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2009
The flavor was good but it took much longer for the bread to cook than expected (30 minutes longer). However the flavor was very good. Read More
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