Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:40

Simpson UMC’s 73 Year Old Recipe!

Henry Rowland receives the first loaf of Simpson UMC Steam Brown Bread Sale. Photo provided. Henry Rowland receives the first loaf of Simpson UMC Steam Brown Bread Sale. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SRINGS —Henry Rowland holds the first loaf of the Simpson United Methodist Church (UMC) Fall Steamed Brown Bread Sale.   Simpson UMC’s steamed brown bread recipe is 73-years-old, rich in molasses and raisins, steamed in coffee cans for three hours.

The recipe originated from Aunt Pearl McKnight, who was Henry Rowland’s mother’s mid-wife when he was born on January 24, 1926. Aunt Pearl slipped her recipe to Dorothy Potter at her wedding shower back in the summer of 1947, prior to her August 29 wedding to Henry Rowland. As Aunt Pearl slipped her recipe into Dorothy’s hand, she said: “You might need this someday.”

 Many years later, Henry and Dot started making the stream brown bread for the Farmer’s Market at the church.  Henry handed the steaming duties over to Jerry Clark and now to Richard Baird and Kevin Johnson.

The Rowland’s unique fundraiser services the church’s ministry and community members in need.  People from all over the area look to purchase their brown bread because of the quality
and memories.

Dot and Henry have blessed Simpson UMC by the gift that keeps on giving: Aunt Pearl’s steamed brown bread recipe!

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