Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
Legend has it that this bread was invented long ago by a farmer who came home to find out his wife had nothing but cornmeal mush for his supper. He cried, “Anna, damn her”!! He tossed some molasses, flour, and yeast into the corn mush and proceeded to make this wonderful bread
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 3⁄4 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg
- 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- In a small bowl, proof the yeast in the warm water.
- In large bowl, combine the boiling water, cornmeal, butter, molasses, and salt. Add the egg and 1 1/2 cups of the flour. Beat until well combined.
- Add the rest of the flour and yeast, and beat again.
- Spoon the dough into a 9-inch bread pan. Let rise for about 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven at 375°F and bake for 35 minutes.
Anna's DH sure came up with a wonderful bread! This is good! And easy. Good flavor, good texture. May need to rise more than 1 hour. I let it sit 1 1/2 hours, but my house is cold. Thanks Fairy; ya done good.