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There is a traditional bread in Nova Scotia, most often just referred to as "Brown Bread", but when not in Nova Scotia, because there are so many types of bread that could be called 'Brown Bread', I refer to it as Nova Scotia Brown Bread, or Nova Scotia Molasses Bread. It is SO yummy. If you're going to break a gluten free streak for any reason, you should really consider doing it with this bread! I top mine with vanilla yogurt for dessert. It's pure bliss. And really, as far as desserts go, is really healthy!! It would easily be a good soup or sandwich bread as well. Now, there are different recipes that are passed down in different families. Family recipes are something I take obscenely seriously, so I will mention that this is not the recipe that I followed, but it's a basic version Nova Scotia Brown Bread and will also yield delicious bread!! As I mentioned it also has molasses in it, which is chock-full of iron! This bread also freezes very nicely. The yield is two loaves, so I always keep one on the counter and put one immediately in the freezer. Ours is never in the freezer much more than 10 to 14 days, but I'd say it would last at least two or three months in the freezer if it was packed right.
2 Cups boiling water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. salt
8g. dry yeast (ie: 1 package, or roughly 1 Tbsp. from a jar)
1/2 Cup warm water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 Cup molasses
6 Cups flour