Posted by: armedbear1746 | February 22, 2010

Molasses Bread

Can’t WAIT to try this one!!   I remember when my Great Grandmother (God rest her soul) used to make Molasses cookies.  I was 6 or 7 and she hands me this jar of cookies that didn’t look ANYTHING like my Grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies..   Always a little leary to try unfamiliar foods, I picked up a cookie.  It was WONDERFUL!!  Being a kid, I wondered about what new flavors were out there waiting for me!  To make a cookie that taste like this??!!  FABULOUS!

Now let’s see if we can repeat Grandma Gladys’s Molasses success in a bread.

Molasses Bread

1 5/8 cups water
4 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
1/3 cup molasses
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt

Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.  Select Dough or White Bread setting, and then Start.

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.

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 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Let rise until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 40 minutes.

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