Anadama Bread Recipe

I saw this recipe the other day on and realized I have not made anadama bread in a long time.  This is one of the first breads I ever made when I was still a teenager.  This is very good bread.  It is moist, flavorful and is great for sandwiches or toast.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.  Add 1 tsp. of salt and 1/2 C. of cornmeal.  Cook stirring for a few minutes then remove from heat and set aside.

Stir in 1/2 C. of molasses and 2 T. of butter.

Let this cool completely. Mix 1 heaping tablespoon of rapid rise yeast with 1/2 C. of water.  Stir this into the cornmeal mix.  Beat in 5-6 C. of all purpose flour until you have a nice smooth dough.

Let it rise until it doubles.

Butter 2 loaf pans, divide the dough and place it in the pans.  Cover with a towel and let them rise until they crown the pans.

Bake these in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until the middle reads 190 on a thermometer.

Brush the tops with melted butter.

This bread makes the best ham sandwiches.  I made some with Double Gloucester cheese and Colemann's mustard.


I might be attempting this over the weekend. I think my boys would go crazy over this!
Patty Woodland said…
It looks like it would make great stuffing too
Sandy said…
Now that is some nice looking bread.
Anonymous said…
This is a must try when I start baking again, it's still way to warm here to start the fire heated stove.

We rarely use corn meal here since very few have grown corn here at all. But I pass a rather big field of corn on my way to work every day so perhaps it's changing.

Have a great day!
I've never heard of this bread before but it does look good. Is "Anadama" a place name or something?
Anonymous said…
oh wow, that is an old recipe, my Grandma made this bread, I like to make it in winter, it goes really well with home made baked beans but I think your sandwich sounds amazing,
Vera said…
Oh wow! I have not made this bread in decades! One of the first breads I made when I started baking bread. Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to make this one soon.
I have never made bread this way. Why would I ever, ever buy another cookbook when I have Joyce!
I will try this. It sound AND looks fantastic. :) I bet you have NEVER heard such praise before. :):)
Oh good grief! Of course. It's Anadama bread. I love it. The bakery makes and sells it. Wonderful bread. They make theirs about 3am every morning.:)
It's delicious!
Sunnybrook Farm said…
I love things with corn meal, I will have to try it. thanks!
Nellie said…
I have always wanted to make this bread, but just haven't taken the steps to get it done!
John Gray said…
Sorry to lower the tone
But that first photo is Beyonce
Barb said…
That bread looks really really good!
luckybunny said…
Oh man, another good one I'm saving to make. Looks delicious. I've been dying to make fresh bread again. Hopefully soon. What a beautiful bread.