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no bake just boiled bread

bear4221's picture

no bake just boiled bread

every holiday my gma always made what she called "Big Huntz"  servred with some berry sause.

here is the receipe:

1c melted Lard/shortening

3 eggs

1 tsp soda

3C milk

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnanon

1/2 tsp all spice

1 C Rasins

6 C flour

Boil for 3hrs slice and serve.

not realy an oven bread but is anyone familiar with this bread?



pmccool's picture

Was the mixture in its own pan/container that was set in a pot of boiling water?


thihal123's picture

Wow, never heard of boiled bread before, except partially boiled bread like bagels. I know steamed bread, but boiled!

bear4221's picture

it says to pour batter into a cotton sack, tie off and boil in water for 3hrs. slice and serve with sause. Traditionaly it was rasberry sause at the table. 

pmccool's picture

You can google the term and get a long list of descriptions and recipes.  Here's one such page.  The part about boiled puddings is Item 2, about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way down the page.


plevee's picture

Sounds like a Scottish 'clootie dumpling' - named for the 'cloot' or cloth it was boiled in.

 Eaten warm with custard for 'pudding' and even better sliced and fried with bacon for breakfast next morning!


jeb's picture

Sounds like one to try on a scout campout. I've baked breads in a dutch oven over charcoal, but this sounds much easier.

aytab's picture

I am gonna have to try this one, I am always up for the unusual or different.


Nickisafoodie's picture

Per Patsy's post above on Scottish 'clootie dumpling' , a 5 star rated recipe after googling the term: