Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Poorman's Graham Bread

This graham bread, served at our WWII Afternoon Tea was a recipe that our mother shared in a cookbook that was published many years ago by her garden club. With the recipe, she noted that "This got us through college". My parents were married shortly before the war ended, and my father later attended Lehigh University utilizing the benefits from Uncle Sam's GI Bill. No one was wealthy at that time, and homemade graham bread was a staple in the household, along with spam. This recipe has endured in our family, and as a young girl, I remember helping my mother make this bread during the holiday season (a 5 lb. bag of flour makes 5 large loaves of bread) and then running each loaf to our neighbors as a holiday gift from the family.
Graham Bread
2 c. graham (whole wheat) flour
1 c. white flour
2 c. sour milk
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3 - 4 Tbsp. molasses
Mix all ingredients together. Bake 30 - 45 min. at 375 degrees. Can add dates, nuts, etc. Makes 1 large 9" x 5" loaf.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

I am not sure I have heard of graham bread. What a thoughtful gift for neighbors.