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Old 08-22-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Hi, Everyone! I'm having a discussion with my older sister about a canned product my mother used to bring home occasionally, maybe even around the holidays.

I remember it as cake and she remembers it as brown bread, but it came in a can and was delicious.

This would have been some time in the 50's. I was very young, of course!

Does anyone remember anything like this? It was New York State if that matters.

Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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I still see it in specialty stores. If we are talking about the same thing it is B&M canned bread. I've never bought it but I have seen other people eat it with baked beans.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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It's brown bread which is somewhat sweet, so it's sorta cakelike.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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they are right,,its brown bread, or boston bread,,,,has molasses in it,,i didnt like it at all,,,,but can still remember the smell,,,

b&m baked beans were made in maine- burnham and merrill
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I still see it in specialty stores. If we are talking about the same thing it is B&M canned bread. I've never bought it but I have seen other people eat it with baked beans.
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Originally Posted by TabulaRasa View Post
It's brown bread which is somewhat sweet, so it's sorta cakelike.
Thank you, both of you. I'll look up the B&M bread. I could have sworn it was chocolate cake... but what do I know, I wasn't old enough to know the difference!

PS: Sis will be happy to know she was right, once again!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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There was also (in addition to the B&M Brown Bread) date nut bread in a can.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Arizona Desert
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You can get it through The Vermont Country Store:

Brown Bread in a Can available at The Vermont Country Store

We used to eat it when I was a kid....loved it with cream cheese!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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This is the product that most are referring to:





It is good sliced thin and spread with a flavored crean cheese.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Old-time New Englanders still steam their brown bread. It has an unusual but interesting taste and texture when prepared in that fashion. It's till the traditional accompaniment to baked beans. Get some B&M brown bread on amazon and give it a try. Amazon is muuch less expensive than Vermont Country Store.

I recommend preparing the baked beans yourself. It is time-consuming but not really much work, mostly just a matter of waiting for the beans to be ready. I definitely. recommend a recipe using salt pork.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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Wow, just saw the price of this on Amazon...rather pricey. Go on youtube and look up the GoodEats episode on molasses they make it there. Its very easy I have done it myself many times. You won't be disappointed if you do it.
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