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Steamed Black Bread

This steamed bread is made with graham flour, a coarsely ground whole wheat flour. The cooking method makes it moist.


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups graham flour


  1. 1Use a canning kettle, and invert the wire rack. Fill with water to just below the wire rack. Bring to a boil on top of the stove.
  2. 2In a large bowl, mix together molasses, oil, milk, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Stir in white and graham flour. Divide batter into two 1 pound coffee cans. Place a double thickness of aluminum foil over top, and secure with rubber bands.
  3. 3Keep water at a slow boil, and steam for one hour.
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