Friday, February 3, 2012

Sweet Brown Bread Recipe

Oh there were some sweet photography suggestions in comments on yesterday's post. Read them and learn... Thank you so much to everyone who offered valuable advice. I now have a book on the way and perhaps photography will pick up around here. Perhaps. Probably not. I'm no photographer. Like everything else, I pretend.

And I'm no bread baker either. Pretending again.  Does that not inspire confidence?








This recipe is as close as I've been able to arrive to the sweet brown bread served at King's Landing in New Brunswick, Canada. Since the flavors and textures have lived in memory alone, this is not quite there, yet it is close. Does anything ever live up to the memory? We'll ponder that another day. And, who knows, maybe I'll work on it again when I weigh under a hundred pounds and need to gain weight in a hurry.

One more point: though I'm sure that this would be delicious with New England baked beans, it is not the dark sweet bread that comes in a can expressly for that purpose. (I like that stuff, too, but why reinvent the wheel!)

Vee's Sweet Brown Bread *printable recipe* (to make and bake in a Bread Machine)

If you try this, please let me know? I'd love to know what you think of it.

Love Vee
Edited to Add:

HappyOne gave this a try. Check it out @ Life is Good-Smile.

38 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I love that document feature for recipes. I need to go back to all of my blog recipes and get them posted like that. Oh, my to-do list keeps growing for my re-retirement. LOL. Glad to offer a little bit of help on the photography questions. There's only one other thing I can suggest. Practice, practice, practice. It is SO much easier to practice with digital photography. I can't tell you how many thousands of dollars I spent on film with my practicing!

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  2. Okay Vee, I bookmarked this recipe. I do have a bread machine, although I do not remember the last time I used it. Does it have a sweet button on it?....it must. I will give it a try once I get the ingredients!

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  3. Oh my! How wonderful it looks! Would go perfect with all the butter I made!. Aren't bread machines the best?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Good morning...glad you found a recipe that works for you finally. I don't have a bread machine and have a feeling for me it would just be a disaster. I sooo love homemade bread that if I had an easy way to make it might just a daily occurrence over here, haha...sigh. Have a wonderful week-end Vee!

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  5. Looks yummy Vee! Especially with that butter melting all over it. Did you really have to do that? :P

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  6. Good morning! I'll print out this recipe! I am so hungry for this bread now! I mentioned you on my blog today! ♥

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  7. Hi Vee - this recipe looks wonderful. Is it okay if I print it out Monday when I get back to work? I don't have a printer here at the moment... ;)

    I'll definitely be trying this one. I even have a jar of molasses in the pantry. I never buy it but I just happen to have one!

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  8. Now I've got to buy a bread machine! I'm still not motivated to learn all of the aperatures, etc. on my husband's camera, but fresh baked bread is another story. Does King Arthur Flour sell a bread machine? Well, I'm off to visit their site...

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  9. Now if this isn't a superbowl tryout I don't know what is! I'll let you know...
    hugs
    Sandi

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  10. "Does anything live up to memory?" Now that's a question that would take some serious pondering. Good thing you've put it off for another day.

    I'm glad you found a sweet brown bread recipe that is almost what you remember. It certainly looks good from here!

    I'm going to be ordering that camera book, too. I hope it will help. Well, I know it won't be the book's fault if my photography doesn't improve!

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  11. I have to confess if I haven't already that I do not make homemade bread. I'm thinking I might be missing out on something...
    Have a great weekend Vee!

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  12. Thanks for your comments on the Macro theme. I do have the flower and there is also a tulip. If I could understand what I am reading better I would know exactly how to adjust. But I would need the instructions in front of me all the time. But it is something to work towards and that is good. If you make bread for your hubby do you exchange the sugar for replacement? I would love a bread maker.
    QMM

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  13. I'll bet it's the recipe, Vee. The missing ingredients are the open air, the surroundings of the historical village and the anticipation!

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  14. Looking forward to trying this recipe this weekend. Thanks!

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  15. I pinned this recipe, and will try it soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Oh, now I'm sorry that I retired my bread machine (needed the counter space). I wonder if I couldn't adapt this recipe to do the old-fashioned way...

    Don't you think that winter is just the best time to make (and eat) such warm-and-cozy foods as homemade bread...and soup...and coffee cake (which is in my plan for this afternoon)?

    Living up to the memory...a thought to ponder...

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  17. Awesome! So great that you can use the bread maker, too!

    I made the Sally Lunn bread yesterday! I had to leave while baking and Em let it cook a bit too long so the outside was a tad dark, but the bread is fine and is so good! I love the texture and the taste! Thanks for sharing the recipe! We'll definitely make this again!

    Deanna

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  18. I don't have a bread machine, so I can't follow your recipe, Vee, but I'm sure it was very good! I usually try to avoid carbs when I am dieting so bread is on my forbidden list right now, much to my dismay.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. I'd love to try it!!! -sigh- But the breads, which the rest of the world can eat, I can not. -pout-

    "Nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is going to be."
    ~Joseph Campbell

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  20. That bread looks ever so yummy and yes...I can see it would go so well with Boston Baked Beans. I have several cans and now I am hungry for weiners and beans.
    Funny how that works.

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  21. Thanks...I have never tried that...and sure will!

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  22. Looks great and I do have a bread machine. Will be sure to give this one a try. I love the "printable recipe" feature. How do you do that?

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  23. Oh Mercy that looks good. I love dark brown raisin bread with my good ole fashioned new england baked beans. Yum. I'm from the East Coast so your speaking my language here. Hugs.

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  24. Oh that does look good. I've printed with recipe and will try and let you know. I'm sure I'll love it!

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  25. Vee, it looks really good to me. I'm going to copy the recipe just in case I ever get a bread machine! I've never seen Crosby Molasses in a bottle before. It usually comes in a carton with a crew cap (like a bottle of cream) here. Did you get it in NB or Maine? Have a great weekend. Pamela

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  26. Could I use bread flour instead? I will have to and I love my bread machine! I make oatmeal bread every other day with mine. Thank you and congrats on winning the challenge!

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  27. Sometimes regular flour creates a much denser loaf when it's made in the bread machine so it would be your experiment. This is made on the "sweet bread" setting. Do you bake your oatmeal bread on the "sweet" setting?

    I do think that you could make this recipe the old-fashioned way by proofing your yeast, using regular yeast and flour and kneading it until elastic, allowing it to rise to double, punching it down, making it into loaves, and allowing it to rise again to double. Bake it off in a 350F oven for 35 minutes or until done. I think. What do I know? =) I'm only pretending. ;>

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  28. I just HAVE to get myself a bread machine. I am dying for one.

    Here's a site that claims this is bread from Kings Landing in Canada....

    http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Old-Fashioned-Brown-Bread

    Maybe this is the one you used...I didn't compare ingredients...I just saw the name and it rang a bell.

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  29. BJ~

    It isn't. Just trust me on that. I made it. It's not even close. In fact, it's the one I discussed that my niece sent me earlier. Definitely lacking in all ways.

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  30. Hi Vee,
    What a wonderful recipe. You love your use of documents on the new profile. I just switched over to google profile and struggling along learning how things work.

    Have a beautiful weekend.

    Karen

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  31. That looks somewhat similar to the brown bread recipe I told you about, except mine is not for a bread machine and I don't know how to adapt. But you have inspired me to make it soon!

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  32. If I try it....I will let you know....and you know how good I am with the bread baking, now!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  33. looks to delicious to not try,I think I could handle this, as I have a bread maker. Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  34. Hi Sweet Vee...over from my One Cat Shy of Crazy blog...just finished reading the Sunday Post...had to tell you how linked I feel to you sometimes...had to do my Sunflower post on Facebook this morning, because I am feeling the God I want vs God I need agenda this morning. What a wonderful post, my dear friend...you bring it home to all of us
    love
    Sandi

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  35. It's almost dinner time...and I'm thinking fresh brown bread (a little sweet) and baked beans would be about prefect. A little too late for that today!

    Good Sunday post, Vee.

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  36. Vee,
    Nothing like home made bread!! Looks delicious!

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  37. Hello Vee :)

    I'm a new follower and I just made this bread this afternoon. It was so good! The only thing I did different was I just used the 'dough' cycle, when done I shaped the dough, let it rise in a loaf pan and baked it at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

    Ladies,

    Check your thrift stores for bread machines. I have an older model zoijurushi (sp?) and only paid $7.00 for it. Worth a shot!

    Thanks again Vee and you are making me miss New England :)
    Have a great weekend!
    Sharon

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