This is my very favorite bread machine recipe. I love egg salad made on this!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 (1-1/2 pound) loaf
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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 ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Basic or White Bread and 1 1/2 pound loaf settings. Press Start.

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Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 28g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 310.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2008
Wonderful! Love using molasses -- good iron content! I bumped up the nutrition with 1/2 cup wheat germ 1/2 cup ground flax seed 2 cups whole wheat flour and used Whole Wheat setting - more dense of course but very tasty. THANKS! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2008
I don't have a bread machine so I proofed the yeast in the water then added molasses butter and warm milk. Used my kitchenaid mixer to mix in flour and then knead. I'd doubled the recipe so I let it rise once then punched down and separated into the two loaves and let rerise then baked at 350 for about 35 minutes. Lovely color nice crust and wonderul texture but it seems to be missing something. I might try adding some oatmeal or wheat germ next time to jazz it up a little. Read More
(11)
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2008
Wonderful! Love using molasses -- good iron content! I bumped up the nutrition with 1/2 cup wheat germ 1/2 cup ground flax seed 2 cups whole wheat flour and used Whole Wheat setting - more dense of course but very tasty. THANKS! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2008
this was great! I only used whole wheat flour and put the bread on my whole wheat settings and it turned out perfectly. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
This is a soft bread, with a delicious, mellow molasses flavor. If you are making it by hand, double the recipe- one loaf wont last long! My dough didn't need the entire 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, so if you're kneading it in, add it in increments as you knead. I heated the milk, water, and molasses together on the stove, then added it to the yeast and let it foam up for a bit before adding the melted butter, salt and flours. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
I absolutely love this bread!! It is sweet with a great even loaf. It bakes up beautifully in my bread maker. I too loved it with a dilly egg salad. It toasts great as well. My new favorite! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2008
I don't have a bread machine so I proofed the yeast in the water then added molasses butter and warm milk. Used my kitchenaid mixer to mix in flour and then knead. I'd doubled the recipe so I let it rise once then punched down and separated into the two loaves and let rerise then baked at 350 for about 35 minutes. Lovely color nice crust and wonderul texture but it seems to be missing something. I might try adding some oatmeal or wheat germ next time to jazz it up a little. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2011
The molasses contributes a very unique earthy flavor to this soft bread. I didn't change a thing and the result was a perfect bread for sandwiches or toast. Be aware that although the texture is nice and moist it does crumb significantly when cut. When we just couldn't eat it fast enough to keep it from getting stale I took those leftover pieces that weren't fresh anymore and gave them new life in the Bread Pudding II recipe from this site. Wow! That was the best bread pudding I've ever eaten. No matter what you use this for it could not possibly be better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
I made it with 100% whole wheat flour but added some gluten and a little extra molasses. Turned out great! Tried it with egg salad. It was delicious. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
This is a nice hefty bread. it's rather soft which bf loves but still has a flavor that reminds me of a a whole wheat loaf. I used the bread machine to mix the dough and baked in the oven at 350 for 30 mins. Worked perfectly. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
Fantastically yummy! I will definitely use more molasses next time because my husband adores molasses but this was just great. Thank you for a wonderful bread recipe. Read More
(4)
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