This is an old standby on my Thanksgiving table and on my mother’s. It was her Aunt Jane who started it. I like to eat it plain, sliced thin, but I know others claim it’s delicious with a little bit of butter or cream cheese on top.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 9x5-inch bread pans.
In a small bowl, combine milk, sugar and molasses.
Mix together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to milk mixture and mix well.
Pour mixture into bread pans. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the centers comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let bread cool in pans for 10 minutes, then invert on wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Per Serving: 201 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fat 1.2g; cholesterol 3.3mg; sodium 346.5mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as white bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.