anadama bread

One of my favorite Christmas gifts was the book The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. The first recipe I tried was Anadama Bread. Made with cornmeal, it makes wonderful toast.

Anadama bread

The bread requires an overnight soaking of the cornmeal which I’ve never done for a bread recipe before. It also asks for 4 oz. light molasses. All I had on hand was dark molasses, so I used 2 oz. molasses and 2 oz. light corn syrup. There was no molasses taste in the bread, at all.

You can find the recipe at Apple Pie, Patis, & Pate .

Great texture to this bread and it does make wonderful toast.


PS, have I ever told you homemade bread is better than store bought? 🙂


  1. Sarah
    Posted February 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Aunt Rhonda! That looks delish! Do you use a bread maker or just elbow grease 😉

  2. Posted February 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Never had bread from a bread machine that I thought was very good. My apologies to bread machines everywhere. I use my KitchenAid to knead the bread. If DH is home, he likes to do it by hand. Have you tried making bread, Sarah?

  3. Sarah
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    I’ve made Genny’s rolls that she makes, but that’s about it 🙂 once I get back to IL and get my KitchenAid I’ll be using it 🙂

  4. Posted February 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Sarah, you can make bread without much kneading. Check this site. It is very easy to do. ~~Rhonda

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