oven to 350º. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf
pan, dust lightly with flour and set aside.
a large bowl, combine the butter, eggs, molasses,
sugar and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
another bowl. Sift together the flour, salt,
baking soda and baking powder. Stir in about
1/3 of the flour at a time to the molasses mixture,
alternating with 1/3 of the buttermilk. Stir
after each addition, beginning and ending with
the flour. Mix the batter until well blended.
the batter into the prepared pan. Set the pan
on the lower shelf of the hot oven and bake
for 1 hour or until the bread is golden brown
and puffy and a knife inserted in the center
comes out clean.
the pan from the oven and cool on a wire rack
for 10 minutes and then turn out the bread onto
the rack and cool completely.