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Molasses is a thick, dark-brown syrup that is produced during the sugar refining process. The molasses in this recipe contributes to the unique flavour of this whole wheat bread. Makes 12 servings (slices).
1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup (125 mL) molasses
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1 cup (250 mL) buttermilk
1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
2/3 cup (150 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Beat together sugar and egg. Add molasses and oil.
In a separate bowl, blend dry ingredients; add to egg mixture with buttermilk; blend well. Mix in raisins, if desired.
Pour batter into greased 9 x 5 inch pan; let stand for 15 minutes.
Bake for 30 minutes.
To make your own buttermilk, place 1 tbsp (15 mL) of lemon juice or vinegar in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to bring the liquid to the 1 cup line on the measuring cup. Let stand for 5 minutes, then use as directed in the recipe.