Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
I found this recipe in an old Woman's Day Magazine dated 1968 that my late DM had in her collection ( can you believe a magazine only cost 20 cents back then...talk about inflation!) Anyway I made this up and it is easy, economical, and really delicious as well. I don't do Bread Making Machines as I like to play in the dough, but sure this could be done up in one easily.
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1⁄2 cup maple syrup (I used Amber Maple Syrup, but to make this economical you can use Maple Flavored Syrup)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 (1 ounce) packages dry active yeast
- 2 cups boiling water
- 5 cups all-purpose flour, approximately, I used unbleached and it needed a bit more than the 5 cups
- Put first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and cover with the 2 cups boiling water. Mix well and cool until lukewarm.
- Sprinkle with yeast, let stand a few minutes then stir until yeast is dissolved. Add 3 cups flour and beat hard with spoon. Add 2 more cups flour, or enough to make a firm dough. Turn out on floured board and knead 5 to 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
- Put into greased bowl and turn dough over greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
- Knead down and shape into 2 loaves. Put in greased 9"x5"x3" loaf pan and let rise again 40 minutes or until double. Bake in 375 degree oven about 45 minutes. Turn out on cake racks and let stand until cold.
- Makes good grilled cheese sandwiches.