Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep 2 hrs 40 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is an old recipe that I have scaled down for use with a bread machine(to make the dough only). Called Lassy Bread in Newfoundland, it is sweet with molasses and chock full of raisins. Best served warm or toasted with butter. Note: Edited to correct errors - thanks to reviewer

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all the ingredients except the raisins to the breadmaker and run on the dough cycle, for my breadmaker this is the order given and the dough cycle lasts 90 minutes. Note: I like to mix the warm water, milk and molasses and "proof" the yeast in it for about 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.
  2. When the dough cycle has finished start it again, and add the raisins, let it run for 5 to 10 minutes to mix all the raisins in and then stop it.
  3. Make dough into a smooth loaf and place in a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let raise until doubled.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350F oven about 35-45 minutes, loaf should be golden and sound hollow when tapped.
Most Helpful

Best recipe for bread maker lassie bread I have tried yet!

melisapenney December 23, 2012

I made this vegan-friendly by using almond milk and a flax egg (1 TBS ground flax seed and 3 TBS water). I needed to add about 2/3 cup more flour during mixing to get right consistency.

kirbymoe April 05, 2012

Forgot to say that I used butter instead of vegetable oil because I ran out!

dharmamom January 20, 2011