Lassy (or Lassie) buns are a satisfying cross between a soft molasses cookie and a molasses biscuit. Not too sweet, they’re perfect with a bowl of soup or a cup of tea.

Lassy Buns — Newfoundland molasses raisin buns.

There’s a reason why so many old fashioned recipes are still around. They’re delicious classics that never get tiresome. Take for instance, Newfoundland molasses raisin buns (also known as Lassy Buns or Lassie Buns). A simple tea bread, Lassy Buns are sort of a cross between a molasses cookie and a biscuit.

The bun that goes with everything

There’s nothing fancy about them and that’s their charm. It’s also why they seem to suit every part of the day. Eat them with tea, as an afternoon nibble, with a slice of cheese, warmed and slathered with butter, alongside a cup of soup. You’ll find that Lassy Buns are simple and satisfying.

These buns have a very tender crumb but are not crumbly. They will last 3-4 days in a bag on the counter.

To Make this Recipe You’ll Need the following ingredients :


1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup molasses
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter
4 cups flour


Combine milk, egg, molasses, cinnamon and baking soda.
Stir well. Add sugar and butter.

Mix well and warm mixture in microwave for 40 seconds.

Add flour and mix well. Form into balls and place in rows in a greased baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
into the center comes out clean.

Note: add 1 cup raisins for Molasses Raisin Buns
Can also be made in muffins pans

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