New England Brown Bread


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup dark seedless raisins
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk or plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup light molasses
  • 1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9x5 inch metal loaf pan.

In large bowl, combine flours, raisins, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in buttermilk, molasses, and egg until batter is just mixed (batter will be very wet).

Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake bread 55-60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean.

With spatula, loosen bread from sides of pan. Remove bread from pan; cool slightly on wire rack to serve warm, or cool completely to serve later.

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