FOFF Indian Bread

by Joanne on December 15, 2011

This week’s recipe for FOFF (Fusion of Food and Friends) was quite unique in that the bread is STEAMED in COFFEE CANS.  I’m not sure about you but Ted and I haven’t seen a coffee can in this house in years.

What I did have was the Crock-Pot Bread/Cake Pan.


Since the bread is steamed fully enclosed and my pan had vents, it had to be covered with foil.  Not a problem but you have to take extra care if lifting the foil while the pan is still hot.

This is an easy recipe that produces a sweet, moist corn based bread.


*I cut the recipe in half for one loaf that would easily serve 8 people.  The ingredients listed below makes 2 loaves.

  • 2 cups corn meal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups sour milk (simply add 1 tsp of vinegar to milk)
  • 1 TBS baking soda
  • 2 coffee cans with lids (*or if you have a Crock Pot Bread/Cake pan, use that).

Stir the corn meal, flour, salt and sugar together.

Add the molasses.

Dissolve baking soda in the soured milk and add to the flour-molasses mix.

Pour the batter into GREASED cans and place the covers on.

In a large stock pot, add 2 inches of water  and place the cans into the water.  Cover and bring to a slow rolling boil. *You can also seal with foil if you don’t have a cover just be VERY CAREFUL upon removing the foil as you can get a very nasty steam burn.

Steam for 2 hours or until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean.

Remove the cans from the water and allow to cool until you can handle them.


Simply tip the bread from the cans and allow to dry on a cooling rack.


These will freeze up to 6 months but you’ll probably end up eating it right away. Moist, rich with molasses flavor, and a perfect crumb.


Have you ever made steamed bread or pudding before? 

Next week:  We’ve got POTATO MUFFINS!

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  • At 2011.12.15 10:45, Val said:

    This looks like so much fun to make… I’m definitely going to give it a try soon!!!

    • At 2011.12.16 10:27, Dana @ Cooking at Cafe D said:

      Looks might tasty.
      Our linky party is up, if you want to share it 🙂

      • At 2011.12.16 15:13, peggy said:

        That looks fun but a little weird. It looks really moist though!! I’m lazy and I use my bread machine when I need to make bread. I have made Carla’s herb biscuits several times for guests and they are always a big hit. Have a good weekend!!

        • At 2011.12.16 15:14, Peggy said:

          I meant that it looked a little weird as to how to make it. The bread itself looks delicious!!

          • At 2011.12.19 22:28, Monet said:

            Oh my goodness! I’ve never even heard of this before. Thank you for whetting my appetite with this moist and delicious bread. Now I don’t want to go to work tomorrow, I just want to get in the kitchen and cook! I hope you have a blessed week, my friend!

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