Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This recipe is not your typical Boston Brown Bread - besides getting baked in a bread machine, it contains some very untraditional ingredients. Expect this to be more of a sandwich bread than a tea bread. The recipe originally came from "The Best Lowfat, No Sugar Bread Machine Cookbook Ever" by Madge Rosenberg. According to the author, the soy sauce replaces the typical molasses, thereby lowering the sugar content while still providing the traditional dark color. Posted by request.
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 2⁄3 cups bread flour
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons soy sauce (low sodium is fine)
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1⁄3 cup dried figs or 1⁄3 cup raisins, minced
- 1 cup water (plus 2 Tbsp)
- If figs are hard, pour boiling water on them to soften them, then drain well before mincing raisins are usually soft enough to skip this step.
- Add all ingredients in the order recommended by your bread machine.
- This recipes makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf.
I used Both Figs and Rasins. I used Honey Dijon Salad dressing instead of Dijon mustard. I used Light Soy Sauce. This was extremely easy to make, and smelled wonderful while baking. This bread is fantastic!
Excellent bread for ham sandwiches.
Very tasty and moist! I used the raisins and pretty much the loaf was eaten with a little butter the same day!!