Whole Wheat QuickBread with Molasses

14 Nov

Whole Wheat QuickBread with Molasses

I’ll make what may seem like an obvious statement here.  You should like molasses if you decide to make this bread.  To be more clear, because that previous sentence is very poorly worded but I cannot think of a better way to express the idea, do not make this bread if you do not like molasses.

Whew.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I’ll tell you that this is a lovely, moist, brown bread.  It’s going to join Honey Oatmeal Bread in our regular rotation.  Both the men in my life just gobble it up.  It’s sorta sweet, but the molasses keeps it from going over the edge.

Whole Wheat QuickBread with Molasses

3 c whole-wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c molasses
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp hot water
2 c milk
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  If you’re ambitious, sift it all together.

In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, molasses and egg.  Mix baking soda and water and add to the molasses mixture.  Alternating, beat in milk and flour mixture gradually.

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

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