Friday, January 22, 2010

Molasses Bread

What to do with molasses besides gingerbread? I tried some in a yeast bread in place of sugar. Based on this recipe. The dough came out quite dark and fragrant. It makes for a very large loaf. After baking, it rose even more - I would reduce the yeast and/or molasses. The bread came out too soft (maybe switch the milk and water amounts) though the molasses flavor was definitely there.
  • 4 c bread flour
  • 1 T yeast
  • 1/2 c hot water
  • 1 c milk, scant
  • 2 t salt
  • 1/3 c molasses
  • 2 T butter
  1. Throw the ingredients in the bread machine and use the dough cycle.
  2. Punch down the dough and braid. Place in greased 9x5 bread pan. Let rise until nearly doubled (about 1 hour).
  3. Bake until browned and sounds hollow.
Other Ideas
Whole Wheat Molasses Bread
Molasses Whole Wheat Raisin Bread

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