Down Home - Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Bread

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Dec. 05, 2018

Glen has been testing and researching Malt Bread / Malt Loaf Recipes - but this Newfoundland Molasses Bread Recipe keeps popping up. So he thought he'd give the recipe a try, because he loves molasses recipes!


Water 125 Milliliter (½ cup)
Milk 175 Milliliter (¾ cup)
Butter 85 Gram (90 mL / 6 Tbsp)
Molasses 125 Milliliter
All purpose flour 500 Gram (875 mL / 3 ½ cups)
Coarse salt 1/2 Teaspoon (2 mL)
Ground cinnamon 1 1/2 Teaspoon (7 mL)
Dry yeast 8 Gram (2 tsp)
Egg 1
Pure vanilla extract 2 Milliliter (1/2 tsp)
Raisins 220 Gram (375 mL / 1½ cups)



1. Place the water, milk, butter, and molasses in a pot over extremely low heat.

2. Stir and heat, just until butter is barely melted; about 90ºF.

3. In a stand mixer stir together the flour, salt, cinnamon, and yeast.

4. Slowly stir in the water/molasses mixture, allowing the bread hook to bring together a dough ball.

5. Add the egg, vanilla, and raisins.

6. Knead for 6-8 minutes.

7. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead a few times, just to make sure you've reached the right texture.

8. Place in a bowl and cover - allow rising until double in size.

9. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).


10. Punch down and divide into 6 balls.

11. Form and place 3 balls into each 8" x 4" x 2½" baking dish.

12. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise to the top edge of the dish.

13. Uncover and bake for 40-50 minutes - internal temp will be 195ºF.

14. Allow cooling slightly in the dishes.


15. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6