Makes 3 loaves

Brown Bread (Grant Loaf)
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Karen Christensen (with thanks to Doris Grant)
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 3 loaves
The famous “Grant loaf” created during World War II to enable English cooks to make a healthy, wholesome loaf with local wheat, instead of wheat imported from the United States. This bread is a staple at our house – excellent as toast. One of our favorite winter snacks is toast with sardines with strong tea, a meal that makes me think of the opening chapter of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • 3 pounds whole-wheat flour (the coarser the better, and it can be a soft wheat – not hard-wheat bread flour – my favorite in the United States comes from Hodgson Mills and is sold in our local supermarkets)
  • 3 teaspoons or packets of instant yeast (I buy this in bulk at Locke, Stock, and Barrel in Great Barrington)
  • 2 T salt (I use kosher salt)
  • 1-2 T molasses
March 3rd, 2012|Categories: Home Ecology|Tags: , |

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Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and scholar who writes about the many ways women have gained and wielded power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and the founder of the Train Campaign. Subscribe to Karen’s Letter @Substack or try her Home Ecology newsletter. She can also be found on Twitter @karenchristenze.

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