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Brown Bread

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup rye meal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup graham flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup molasses
  • A little salt
Mix ingredients and bake 2 hours in a covered tin.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT Nov 27, 2009
15 min 30 min 45 min


  • Cornmeal can be found next to the flour in most grocery stores
  • Some Europeans refer to cornmeal as "maize flour"
  • Cornmeal does not contain gluten
  • Bakers often use cornmeal to prevent sticking on a baking pan
  • Mexican culture uses cornmeal for many dishes: Tamales, tortillas, cornbread, etc.
  • Cornmeal was a popular ingredient for early Americans and colonial settlers referred to it as "Indian meal"
  • Cornmeal is a flour made from grinding sweet corn


  • Molasses can remove toxins from the colon and reduce the risk of colon cancer
  • Consuming a tablespoon of molasses per day can replenish your iron and help with anemia
  • Look for unsulfered molasses because it is more rich with nutrients than sulfured molasses
  • Molasses is rich with calcium, magnesium, and iron
  • A simple non-spiced rum can be made with molasses, water, and yeast
  • Molasses is the left over syrup found when sugar is boiled and extracted from the sugarcane
  • 18th century Americans used Molasses to make rum and the outrage over a British molasses tax precipitated the Revolutionary war
  • The word "molasses" comes from Portugal, derived from the Latin word for "honey"


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