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                          Maple Syrup Brown Bread
 
 Recipe By     : The Canadiana Cookbook/Mme Jehane Benoit
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Maple Syrup
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      c             cornmeal
    1 3/4  c             graham or whole wheat flour
    1      tsp           salt
    1      tsp           soda
    1      c             maple syrup
    2      c             buttermilk or sour milk
    1      c             seedless raisins
 
 Mix the two flours, salt and soda. Add th emaple syrup to the milk and pour
 all at once over the dry ingredients.
 
 Add the raisins and mix thoroughly. Pour into a well-greased 1 1/2 quart
 mould, cover loosely with foil. Place in a steamer, or on a trivet in a
 saucepan large enough to leave a space all around the mould. Fill the pan
 with water to halfway up the mould. Cover and steam over low heat for 3 1/2
 hours. Or bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, using 2 greased 4 X 8 breadpans.
 Cool on cake rack. Serve warm or warm up in the oven. It freezes well. Not
 necessary to thaw out, simple place the frozen loaf in a 350 degree F oven
 for 30 minutes or until hot.
 
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 NOTES : This delicious bread is usually steamed, but it can also be baked.
 The baked version is very good, somewhat drier, of course, than the
 steamed. It should be served hot.
 
 Lei’s Notes:  I'm not sure what Mme Benoit means by cornmeal here as she
 refers in directions to mixing the two 'flours'. However, I'm assuming she
 means yellow cornmeal as her other recipes refer to 'all-purpose flour'.