Molasses (or Lassy) BreadPreparation time: 4 - 4 1/2 hoursCooking time: 1 hourPrepairs: 2 loaves1 teaspoon sugar1/2 cup lukewarm water1 package active dry yeast2 1/2 cups of milk or water1/4 cup butter1 tablespoon salt1/2 cup molasses6-7 cups flour, all-purpose2 teaspoons cinnamon1 teaspoon mace1 teaspoon cloves4 cups raisinsStep 1: Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water to which sugar has been added. Leave undisturbed for 10-15 minutes until yeast is bubbly.Step 2: In saucepan, heat milk with butter and salt until butter melts; let cool to lukewarm (too high of heat will kill yeast)Step 3: In large mixing bowl, combine molasses, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour, spices, and raisins. Beat with wooden spoon 2-3 minutes. Continue adding flour until moist soft dough is formed.Step 4: Place on flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes until dough becomes smooth and elastic (Add more flour if dough sticks to surface)Step 5: Place in lightly oiled bowl in a warm place until doubled in bulk(1 1/2 - 2 hours)Step 6: Divide dough in half and shape to form 2 loaves making them smooth on surface. Place in 2 greased 9 x 5 - inch loaf pan and allow to rise again until doubled(1 - 2 hours). Loosely cover pans with a clean damp dish cloth.Step 7: Bake in preheated 375 F oven, until loaves are browned and give a hollow sound when tapped (about 1 hour). Brush tops of loaves with melted butter while hot. Hope you enjoy this traditional Newfoundland dish..