Native Cooking

Brown Wusswaquatomineug (Walnut) Bread

Walnuts, both black walnuts and butternuts, were prized by the Narragansetts in the Northeast for their oils. While growing, the black walnut is covered with a green pulp that turns black soon after it drops off the tree. The black pulp is used as a dye for plant fabrics and leather. The nuts themselves are valuable foodstuffs.

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 3/4 cups white flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, slightly beaten

2 cups sour milk*

1/2 cup molasses

1/3 cup honey

2 teaspoons finely shredded orange or lemon peel

1 cup chopped wal...

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