Easy Molasses Bread

    50 minutes

    A bread machine makes this old fashioned molasses bread especially easy to make. You can also mix the dough in the machine and bake the bread in the oven using your favourite pans.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 1 5/8 cups (400ml) water
    • 4 cups (500g) bread flour
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
    • 1/3 cup (90ml) molasses
    • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
    • 2 teaspoons salt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Dough or White Bread setting and then Start.
    2. If the dough does not form a ball on the paddle, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until the ball forms. Allow machine to complete selected cycle.
    3. To bake conventionally, remove the dough from the bread machine pan after the Dough cycle has completed. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased loaf tin. Let rise until doubled. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 40 minutes.

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    Absolutely terrific! I cut the water way back...actually put in a 2-cup measuring cup: 1/4 cup molasses, 2 T. light margarine and then filled with water to the 1 1/4 cup mark...worked great in my Zo...a tall, soft loaf with a chewy crust...even several days later!  -  07 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent. I had to add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup more of flour. It also reminded me of the bread my grandmother used to make so I added raisins, green and red cherries and cut up glazed pineapple. It was absolutely deliscious. I also told my aunt and mother about it and my aunt went out and bought a breadmaker to make this bread. They both love it  -  30 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this bread by hand instead of using a bread-maker. I had to add approximately 1 cup of additional flour while I was kneading it. The bread turned out to be quite tasty.  -  21 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)