You are here: Home » Recipes » Coffee Can Boston Brown Bread Coffee Can Boston Brown Bread Recipe by American Profile Yield 8 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup rye flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup cornmeal, medium grind1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/3 cup molasses1 cup buttermilk Instructions Mix flours, cornmeal, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Mi with a fork. Blend in molasses and buttermilk. Batter should be the consistency of pancake batter. Butter, or coat with cooking spray, a 13-ounce coffee can and pour in batter, filling the can no more than 2/3 full. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Fill a large stockpot with water (enough to come halfway up coffee can) and bring to a boil. Place covered can in water. Cover stockpot and steam for about 1 1/2 hours over medium heat or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Remove can from stockpot and cool on rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from can and serve warm with cream cheese.