Molasses Bread

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon powder
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup shortening
½ cup Molasses
1 Tablespoon orange rind
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped nuts
¾ cup buttermilk


Stir together flour, soda, salt, and baking powder and set aside. Combine beaten eggs, sugar shortening, molasses, orange rind, raisins, nuts and buttermilk alternately with dry ingredients. Blend well after each addition. Turn into 9x5x3” loaf pan that is well greased on the bottom. Let stand 15 minutes. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Let stand 8 hours before serving


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