This spice-molasses bread is calling all raisin lovers—it is loaded with them! This Molasses Bread recipe was passed down to me by a Newfie.
Place raisins into a heatproof bowl and pour in enough boiling water to cover.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a plate to seal; allow to stand overnight.
Dissolve sugar in the lukewarm water in a small bowl.
Sprinkle yeast over the water and allow to soften and bubble about 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile heat the milk butter and salt in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool until lukewarm (105 to 110 degrees F).