Anadama Bread

Anadama Bread



The name Anadama comes from a New England fisherman whose lazy wife always served him cornmeal mush and molasses.  One day tired of the same dinner, he mixed it with flour and yeast.  Baked it as a bread saying Anna damn her.

Wonderful easy to make delicious brown bread.  The molasses is not over powering in taste.  Eat it plain or slather it with butter and jam.  Anyway it will be delicious.

3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup warm water (10 to 150 degree F)
2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast.  (one envelope)
1 egg
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon butter

Grease 8 or 9 inch loaf pan, sprinkle with cornmeal.  In a large bowl, stir together boiling water, cornmeal, softened butter, molasses and salt until blended.  Cool 5 minutes or until lukewarm.

Pour water into small bowl and sprinkle yeast on top.  Stir until dissolved.

Add yeast, egg and 1 1/2 cups flour to cornmeal mixture.  Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Add remaining 1 1/4 cup flour.  Stir with spoon until well blended.  Place into bread pan.

Cover pan and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Bake loaf 50 to 55 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped and is dark golden brown.  Remove from pan and brush with warm melted butter.

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46 thoughts on “Anadama Bread

  1. Never heard of this bread, interesting story behind its name! Sounds like it would be tasty! Shared onto Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw. ♥

  2. I have never heard of this brand but I would love to try it. It has everything in it that I love and I know my family would eat it.

  3. How interesting, I’ve never heard of this type of bread – and I used to work in a bakery! Very curious about the taste.

  4. Hi Candy! This bread looks so good, I can’t wait to try it! I also wanted to recommend a free site for making printable recipes on your site. It is called and you can type your recipes on there and it helps you embed them in your blog and makes them printable! I have started using it and I love it. Just thought I would let you know.

  5. I have never heard of this bread! I do have some cornmeal that I need to use and my kids aren’t big fans of cornbread. I’ll have to try this!

  6. I have never heard of this bread, but it sounds delicious. I sounds like the perfect compliment to a hot cup of tea.

  7. Thank you Candy for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 24! I shared your post on Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw ♥

  8. I’ve never head of this before, but now I want to make it. I have all the ingredients, even the molasses since I tried (and failed) to make a copycat of the bread from Outback Steakhouse.

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