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This is a Newfie recipe for Molasses Bread that has been handed down to me.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
13 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place raisins into a heatproof bowl and pour in enough boiling water to cover. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, or a plate to seal; allow to stand overnight.

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  • Dissolve sugar in the lukewarm water in a small bowl. Sprinkle yeast over the water and allow to soften and bubble, about 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the milk, butter, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until lukewarm (105 to 110 degrees F).

  • Once the milk has cooled, drain the raisins, and add them to the milk. Stir in the yeast mixture and molasses. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, mace, and clove. Stir half of the flour into the milk mixture with a wooden spoon and beat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining flour and stir until a moist dough is formed.

  • Place dough on a flat surface and knead until dough becomes smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary to keep dough from sticking. Place into a large, oiled bowl; cover, and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • Lightly oil or grease two loaf pans and set aside. Divide dough in half and shape into 2 loaves, place into prepared pans, cover, and allow to rise until doubled in bulk, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Bake loaves in preheated oven 1 hour, or until they are nicely browned and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Nutrition Facts

496 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 104.9g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 14.2mg; sodium 642.7mg. Full Nutrition
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