“Endless” Brown Bread

“Endless” brown bread uses the left-over crumbs from one loaf to help create another.  This way, nothing ever gets wasted!



1 cup old bread crumbs

2 cups cold water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup molasses

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons baking soda

1 cup white or rye flour

Grease for pan



  1. Heat a conventional oven to 350 / 177/ gas 4.
  2. Grease a bread loaf pan.
  3. Soak the old breadcrumbs in the water until soft.
  4. Add the molasses.
  5. Mix the salt, cornmeal ,flours, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  6. Add the wet breadcrumb mix, and stir together until thoroughly combined and moist.
  7. Spoon in the loaf pan.  Press to shape.
  8. Cook in a Dutch oven on the open fire until done.  Or bake in a kitchen oven for approximately 40 minutes.


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