Anadama Bread


1 cup molasses
1/4 pound margarine
3-1/2 cups water
1 cup cornmeal
3-1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 packages dry yeast
3-1/2 cups flour


Bring just to boiling point molasses, margarine, and water. Lower heat to simmer and add cornmeal, whisking as you add slowly. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool. In large bowl mix all dry ingredients except last 3-½ cups flour. Add cooled wet ingredients to dry and beat for 2 minutes. Add last 3-½ cups flour and blend with hands. Turn out on floured board and knead for 5 minutes, adding more flour if needed for right bread consistency. Let rise in greased bowl until double; punch down and let rest 5 minutes. Make into 2 loaves and put in two 9x5-inch greased bread pans. Let rise until double again. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45-50 minutes. Cool on rack.


Makes 2 loaves

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