Cornmeal Molasses Bread

Sue Lally Recipe

By Sue Lally Susie429


I've been making this bread for years, and it is my absolute favorite! It has a slightly sweet flavor, and a slight "crunch" from the cornmeal. It's great for sandwiches, and makes the BEST toast!!


1 c
very warm water (about 110 degrees)
1/4 c
1 pkg
active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp.)
1 Tbsp
canola or vegetable oil
3-4 c
bread flour
1/4 c
corn meal
1/2 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine the warm water, molasses, and active dry yeast in a glass measuring cup or small bowl. Stir with whisk until yeast dissolves, and then let stand about 5-10 min. until yeast proofs.
Add the oil to the yeast mixture. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, and about 2 cups of the flour. Add the yeast mixture, and stir to combine. Add flour a little at a time until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, adding flour if needed, until dough is smooth and elastic (8-10 min.). Put dough in an oiled bowl (or spray with cooking spray), and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or damp towel, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled.
When doubled in size, deflate dough, and shape into loaf. Place loaf in a greased 9 x 5 in. loaf pan, cover, and let rise until it's about 1/2 in. above the pan. Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool. For a softer crust, brush top lightly with melted butter after baking.

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May 24, 2015 - Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal shared this recipe with discussion group: Grandparent To Grandparent.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
May 20, 2015
Sounds delightfull thanks for sharing..Love making homemade bread...
Sue Lally Susie429
Sep 9, 2013
I hope you like it, Barbara! Your Grandmother's special toast sounds yummy! Let me know what you think if you try the bread. It probably won't be as good as your Grandma's, though. Nothing is ever that good, huh?! ;-)
barbara williams nytaxprep
Sep 9, 2013
I lost my recipe for corn meal and molasses bread. I can not wait to try this. My grandmother used to give us cornmeal and molasses toast with beach plum jam(her own). Toast must be broiled. using a slice toaster would ruin this!