Traditional Newfoundland Sweet Molasses Raisin Bread
Sweet Molasses Raisin Bread brings me back to my childhood when my Mom would be baking for Christmas, I remember the house smelling amazing. Then setting by the wood stove looking in the oven waiting for the bread to come out. After it was baked my Mom cutting the bread while it was hot and spreading lots of butter and more molasses all over my slice. So Good!
This video and recipe on this link is super easy to follow and you won't be disappointed, make yourself a cup of tea and seat back and look at this step by step video of Traditional Newfoundland Sweet Molasses Raisin Bread. Then pick up your ingredients and make this delicious bread.
I have a beautiful step by step video available on this link for you to make and this recipe is amazing and ever so tasty.
Now it all builds up to when your bread comes out of the oven, check out these three pans of freshly baked bread. 🙂
I would like to share with you another beautiful recipe and link for Christmas Fruit Bread.
I will also share with you before you go to my recipe for Sweet Molasses Raisin Bread, and link for my new cookbook just released in February 2017
- White or Wheat Flour - 8 1/2 Cups
- Yeast - 2 Tbsp
- Melted Butter - 1/4 Cup
- Brown Sugar - 1/2 Cup
- Warm Water - 2 Cups
- Molasses - 3/4 Cups
- Vanilla - 1 Tsp
- Cinnamon - 2 Tbsp
- Raisins - 2 1/2 Cups
- Ground Cloves - 1/2 Tsp
- White Sugar - 1/2 Tsp
- Sea Salt - 1/2 Tsp
1 - Combine in large bowl: 8 cups flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and salt and raisins, mix together.
2 - In another bowl, add dry fast rising yeast with 1 cup warm water and 1 tbsp white sugar, Let rise for a five minutes.
3 - In another bowl add 1 cup of warm water and molasses then melt butter in a bowl.
4 - Pour yeast over flour mixture in bowl then start adding the warm water and butter, molasses and vanilla mixing all ingredients together with a spoon or your hand until it thickens then keep adding flour to work dough together,add more water if need.
This will be done with your hand.
5 - Knead dough, add more flour if necessary until dough is smooth , elastic and no longer sticky and you can hear cracking of the dough when folding dough. Keep working dough into a ball.
6 - When completed sprinkle some flour over the top. I always draw the sign of a cross a few times on top then cut the top of the dough like a cross then cover with wax paper or parchment paper and a towel. Crossing your bread is optional.
7 - Let rise in a warm place until dough rises for half an hour then knead it down.
8 - Repeat this step letting the dough rise again for another 1/2 hour.
9 - After your dough rises cut in pieces forming it inwards into a ball, then put in your bread pans. Make three buns in one pan.
10 - Makes 3 loafs of bread keep covered and in a warm place until bread rises half the size you started with.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees , bake bread for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown, when baked take out of your pans and place it out on a rack (resting rack).
Sweet bread don't rise the same as white bread and it's a little heavy but ever so good. Grease bread with butter then cover with parchment paper and towel.
This is one of my favourite things to do is make any type of bread, and the smell of it baking is so rewarding. Then of course taking it out of the oven and cutting a nice slice and spreading fresh butter over the top. This may not sound like much but trust me it is a big deal.
I will share with you another bread recipe that was one of my first videos. Traditional Newfoundland Homemade White Bread
I have a few freshly baked bread bun recipes on my website and I love sharing them all with you. Years ago everyone made bread in Newfoundland and Labrador, this was a way of life and a good meal for their family was important. I know that this day in age we still got the same goals but the time is not there anymore and we all have very busy lives. I’m thinking we need to take a page from our parents book and rewrite the way we manage our kitchens, I love to cook and bake but when I worked a full-time job and had small kids it was difficult to keep the same routine. But I didn’t have this type of help, there were no computers to pull up and recipe or a video to walk you along the process. But having this help available for you to put delicious home cooked meals and bread on your families tables is a wonderful gift.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website and please leave me a message before you leave, on this recipe or any other recipes or videos on this link. FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS, YOU HAVE A LOVELY DAY.
Add to Favourites