cook to your cravings

In further attempts to weather this winter, I have taken to reading historical cookbooks and nursing a craving for a sandwich I remember from childhood.

boston brown bread with cream cheese

Foods for children are often named to highlight the sweetest ingredient, so Boston Brown Bread was introduced to me as “raisin bread,” but I liked the dark loaf for its color and weight, the way cream cheese tasted between the slices after a school day.

Traditionally, the bread is steamed in a coffee can for moistness; I found this pan version in Cook’s Illustrated’s Lost Recipes and spread local cream cheese across—and though I may not make baked beans next, this is a Northeastern recipe I respect.

boston brown bread with cream cheese

Anyone else with me on Boston Brown Bread?

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