Makes 1 loaf
Pour the scalded milk over the salt, honey, molasses and butter. Cool to lukewarm, the add the yeast which has been dissolved in the lukewarm water.
Add 2 cups of flour and beat well for 2 minutes. Add the remaining flour.
Turn dough onto a floured board and knead for 10 minutes. While it is still a little sticky and light, place it in a buttered bowl. Let rise in a warm place for 1½ hours.
Return dough to floured board and knead for 2 minutes. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased pan (9×5×3) and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
Bake 15 minutes in a preheated 450° oven, then lower heat to 375° and finish baking 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing.