Hallock family favorite. –aquick bread from Hilda Hallocks kitchen
A wonderful learning experience for youngsters who want to be hands-on in thekitchen.. Kids can make it and enjoy it. Great with a glassof cold milk.
Mom’sMOLASSES BROWN BREAD
½cup molasses½ cup sugar 1¼ cups milk 1¼teaspoons baking soda 2 cups sifted flour
Optional: ¼ to ½ cup raisins or chopped dates
Preheatoven to 350°F.
Grease and flour a 9-by-5-by-3 loaf pan
Dissolve baking soda in milk.
Pourinto a 9-by-5-by-3 loaf pan and bake at 350°F. for aboutone hour.
A note about molasses: Molasses is the brown syrup that remains after sugar crystals have beenextracted from sugarcane. Theearlier in the extraction process the molasses is removed, the lighter themolasses. It becomes increasingly strong and bitter in flavor with each stage ofextraction. Blackstrap molasses isthe strongest.
Most types have hadcane syrup added to moderate their flavor. Check the label, if you purchase molasses in a health-food store, it maynot have cane syrup added, which would affect its flavor and your recipesresults.
Molasses can besubstituted for half the sugar in a recipe, or, as in above recipe, it can bespecified. Molasses keeps well, forseveral
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