Sweet and Soft Christmas Molasses Buns


It is said that grape molasses have more nutritional  value than honey. Did you know that it has a big importance for pregnants, babies and children? Well, it has a big effect on bone development, as it is rich in calcium and potassium. It’s also a great source of energy: 200 gr molasses is equal to 1550 gr milk or 350gr meat in terms of calorie they contain!


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 cup grape molasses
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ tsp. fresh cloves, ground
  • about ½ kg all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Dissolve baking soda into the brandy.
  3. In a large bowl beat together the oil, orange juice and grape molasses.
  4. Add the ground cinnamon and cloves and whisk.
  5. Mix  baking powder with flour.
  6. Add gradually the flour mixture into the bowl and knead  until you have a dough that does not stick on your hands. Stop adding the flour once buns hold their shape.
  7. Line one large baking tray with baking paper.
  8. Using pieces of dough, pat into thick cookies (about 1/2 inches high) or give any shape you want.
  9. Place buns on tray and bake  for about 20-25 minutes. Cooking time will vary slightly depending on the size of the buns.


Enjoy!!!! 🙂 xxx


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