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Molasses Bread

Whole Grain Recipe

This recipe makes up a large batch of a delicious and nutritious bread using whole wheat flour with molasses, scalded milk, yeast, sugar, water, shortening and salt.

Molasses bread with bread knife

Recipe Ingredients

2/3 cup water
3 packages yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
8 cups scalded milk
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons salt
12 cups whole wheat flour

Recipe Directions

Dissolve yeast in 2/3 cup water while your milk is cooling. Dissolve 1 cup sugar in the hot milk.

Stir all ingredients in large bowl, turn out and knead about 5 minutes, adding flour if needed. Knead about 5 minutes.

Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Knead down and shape into 6 loaves, let rise until doubled in pans.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Turn out on wire rack and let cool to cold before slicing, if you can.

Recipe Notes

  1. Raisins and/or walnuts can be added as desired.
  2. This bread freezes very well.

Nutrition Information

Recipe Yield: 6 loaves Whole Wheat Molasses Bread

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