Thursday, October 8, 2009

Brown sugar bread recipe - Vintage Recipe Thursday

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


There's just something about brown sugar that makes everything taste better. Brown sugar cookies are just better than regular sugar cookies, and this brown sugar bread recipe is no different.

This is a really easy bread to make, too. It's not a yeast bread, so there's no kneading involved which makes it great for those who are skittish about that. Although, I must say that yeast breads are not nearly as difficult as they might seem. Certainly, there are some recipes which require a professional baker and professional kitchen, but there are plenty more which are accessible for anyone. So go ahead and venture out into the great world of breads.

Brown Sugar Bread
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg, well beaten
3/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar

Cream sugar and 1 tablespoon butter, add egg. Add milk and mix well. Add flour which has been sifted, measured, and sifted with baking powder and salt. Pour into well-oiled pan and sprinkle with brown sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter or butter substitute. Bake in hot oven (435 F.) 25 minutes. 6 servings. Mrs. C. R. Crispin, Syracuse, N.Y.

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This recipe is also linked to What Did You Bake Today? and to the Second Annual Need to Knead Bread Roundup.


  1. Good Morning. Feel like an English Tart.How about some Oriental Pudding. Well come over to Grampys and dig in.
    This is a repost from last week. My server went down early in the day. I decided to repost.
    Have a wonderful baking day.

  2. Grampy: Great idea to repost. I'm sure most people missed it, due to the server issue. And thank you for participating.

  3. Brown sugar bread -
    another unusual recipe to try (sounds really good!)-
    another fun Thursday at Joy of Desserts.

    Thanks Joy,

    Grandmother Wren

  4. I'm back. I have been wanting home made brown bread all day long. Now I know where I got the desire. Brown sugar bread.

  5. I love vintage recipes but some of them are either too complex, or use ingredients that aren't easy to find - not this recipe though, what a nice, easy and I'm sure tasty recipe, I may have to try this one. :-)

  6. Thank you, all. Such nice comments.

    Carole, I have been so happy with my Searchlight Recipe Book from which this recipe came from. I have made many of the recipes, and so far, all have been delicious. :-)

  7. I have not heard of brown sugar bread before, but it certainly sounds delicious. I will have to give it a try!

  8. Hi Joy,
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.
    Your Brown Sugar Bread & Brown Sugar cookies sound delish.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. YUMMY! Brown sugar is like chocolate to me. I just can't resist is.


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