Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Proofing Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes
Every culture has traditional foods, and I can't think of one food that I associate with Newfoundland more than homemade bread. Newfoundland Molasses Sweet Bread is both a Newfie tradition and a treat!
Yield is 4 large loaves. Each loaf will yield 12 thick slices for a total of 48 servings.
Proofing/rising times may vary, depending on the temperature of your home and/or kitchen. The second proof is the most important. To ensure your bread is light and fluffy, and perfectly cooked, be sure the dough has risen at least 2 inches above the pan before baking.
To freeze, allow loaves to fully cool. Wrap loaves in wax or parchment paper. Then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place wrapped loaves in a large seal-able freezer bag and place in freezer.
To thaw, remove loaf from freezer bag and sit on kitchen counter for 2-3 hours. Do not attempt to re-heat bread in the oven!