This loaf is a bit special - I have been requested for the recipe so many times I felt it would be nice to share it here. It is absolutely wonderful served cold or toasted with a nice orange marmalade or a ginger conserve/jam. (Plus butter or just with butter if you're into it!) To be honest it so resembles a cake I often cut a generous slice, chop it into squares and place in a bowl, tease a spoonful of marmalade or ginger jam across it, pour over some ready-made custard, then heat in the microwave for 1 minute. As a note for other UK readers: I tried it with Black Treacle instead of molasses one time (as Molasses is quite hard to find in the UK (and pricey) - and it had a very poor flavour by comparison - I've since found that the 'Holland & Barrett' UK Health Foods chain do a selection of different molasses at a very reasonable price). I've found that this loaf keeps well - perhaps because of all the sugar in the molasses. N.B. Cooking time listed is the baking time for my machine. Total time for my (LG) machine is 3 hours 20 minutes.