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Maritime Brown Bread

When my kids were growing up, every Saturday morning we went to a local bakery in Mississauga and  came home with a loaf of bread called Maritime Brown Bread . It was a flavorful sandwich bread because it was made with molasses, which gave it a distinct smell and taste.  It goes great with baked beans too, which was often a Saturday favorite lunch. When I started making home-made bread in my bread machine, I found this recipe for Maritime Brown Bread in my favorite bread book. Whenever I make this loaf, my kids still recognize it because of its distinctive aroma. It’s a family favorite. 

This recipe for Maritime Brown Bread was taken from 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes – p. 27.

1 1/4 c water

1/4 c skim milk powder (omit if making for dairy-free diets)

1 1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp packed brown sugar

1 tbsp molasses

2 tbsp vegetable oil (or olive oil)

2 c whole wheat flour

1 c all-purpose flour or bread flour

1 tsp bread machine yeast

  1. Measure ingredients into baking pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Insert pan into the oven chamber.
  2. Select Whole Wheat cycle.

I hope you enjoy your loaf of Maritime Brown Bread as much as me and my family do.

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