Steamed bread

    1 hour 15 min

    This moist, yeast-free bread uses coarsely ground wholemeal flour. I combine it with plain flour, treacle and buttermilk and steam it in those huge cash and carry sized coffee tins.

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    Makes: 2 1-pound loaves

    • 475ml buttermilk
    • 120ml treacle
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • salt to taste
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 200g plain flour
    • 280g coarse wholemeal flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Place a circular wire rack in the bottom of a large heavy-bottomed stock pot. Fill with water to just below the wire rack. Bring to the boil.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together treacle, oil, milk, sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Stir in plain flour and then coarse wholemeal flour. Divide batter into two 500g coffee tins. Place 2 sheets of foil over top, and secure with elastic bands.
    3. Keep water at a slow boil, and steam for one hour.

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    I was fascinated by this recipe and had to try it. I don't have coffee cans, and it would take forever in this house for me to get any (hubs is the only one who drinks it, and he doesn't drink that much of it), so I asked for suggestions on the buzz and someone suggested I use a bundt pan, so off I went, and started to make this recipe. I then realized it called for graham flour, not ww flour. I didn't have graham flour but did have ww flour, so mentally shrugged and used the ww flour. I added it all to the bundt pan and covered it tightly with 4 pieces of aluminum foil (someone said it might get moister in a bundt pan, and I used ww flour, which probably has more moister than that graham flour anyway) and happily boiled away for an hour. This bread came out perfectly in that hour. You wouldn't know from the bread itself that I steamed it; it tastes like a sweet (due to the molasses, I'm sure) quick bread. It's very good with butter, jam, or honey. Very fun to try, and maybe if I ever end up with a coffee can I'll try it as directed. Thanks for the recipe!  -  14 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)