Honey Cornmeal Yeast Bread

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




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