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Grandmothers Brown Quick Bread

It is very hard to describe this bread to anyone who hasn't tried it.  It's a brown bread made with wheat flour, but with the texture of a quick bread and just a hint of sweetness.  It's beyond easy to throw together and can be whipped up ever so quickly.  I love it alongside any dinner or even with butter and jam or my personal fav - orange marmalade as a snack or dessert.  The molasses gives it a very unusual taste but if you are like me you will find it is actually very addictive and you not be able to stop eating it!

This recipe was given to us over 10 years ago by a family friend who got it from their grandmother, thus the name.  I've adapted it slightly from the original, but this is a definite keeper!  

2 Tbsp lemon juice 
1 cup milk, minus 2 Tbsp - (replace those two Tbsp with the lemon juice)
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1- 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt  
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1 egg
1/2 cup dark molasses

Preheat oven to 350°

Place the 2 Tbsp lemon juice in the bottom of a cup measure, then fill the rest of the cup with milk for a total of 1 cup.  Set aside for a few minutes.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, AP flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  

Add the milk mixture, brown sugar, egg and molasses and whisk together by hand until just combined.  

Pour the mixture into a greased and floured loaf pan, (or just use the non-stick spray that has the flour in it already), and bake immediately at 350 for 45-50 mins.  (It is done when toothpick comes out clean.)

Let it sit for 15 minutes then remove from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.


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