Honey Cornmeal Yeast Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

What a tasty combination--honey and cornmeal. It makes wonderful toast in the morning and great sandwiches. I have made this for many years and it always rises perfectly into nice, round loaves. It is easy to make and not too many ingredients.

Top Review by sarikat

I am a novice with yeast, so this recipe appealed to me. I could not be happier with how the loaves turned out. The cornmeal and honey flavors are subtle but perfectly balanced. I did cover the loaves with aluminum foil after 20 minutes. The instructions are clear and easy-to-follow, if even I could do it! Thanks so much, Mimi.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit to proof some.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cornmeal and salt.
  3. Heat the milk (about 115 degrees), butter, and honey in a saucepan and add slowly to the cornmeal, stirring all the time.
  4. Add 3 cups of the flour and mix well.
  5. Add yeast mixture stirring well.
  6. Add the rest of the flour gradually to make a stiff dough.
  7. Knead 100 times and place in a greased bowl to rise till double--about 1 hour.
  8. Punch down and rise again till double for about 1/2-3/4 hour.
  9. Turn onto floured counter and divide into two pieces.
  10. Form into 2 loaves and put in greased pans.
  11. Rise again till double.
  12. Bake 375 degrees for about 40-45 minute.
  13. If they start getting too brown, cover with aluminum foil.

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