Carol’s Brown Bread

I have many fond memories of Saturday evening suppers at the Hall residence, eating Carol’s baked beans and her amazing brown bread.  I loved that brown bread and although I rarely made bread as I wasn’t that good at it, I did ask her for this recipe!  I have since adapted it for my bread maker. Carol passed away a few years ago and I will always remember her as a traditional mother, cook and wife. Carol ruled the roost!


1 envelope or 1 Tbsp yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
sugar for yeast
3 shredded wheat (long type, not round type)
3 cups boiling water
3 Tbsp shortening
1/2 cup molasses
1 Tbsp salt


Combine first 3 ingredients. Let stand. Combine next 5 ingredients, let cool to lukewarm. Add yeast mixture. Add enough flour to be kneadable without being too sticky. Knead. Let rise a few hours. Punch down. Put into pans and let rise for 1 hour.  Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes – 1 hour.


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