Hot Water Cornmeal Bread

Hot Water Cornmeal Bread

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"This is a Monday Baking Day sort of recipe: it makes at least a week's worth of bread and dinner rolls."
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2 h 40 m servings 167 cals
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Original recipe yields 72 servings



  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 220 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place boiling water into a large mixing bowl. Stir cornmeal slowly into boiling water to make mush, stirring constantly to eliminate large lumps. Add baking soda to molasses, and beat until light and foamy. Add molasses mixture to cornmeal mixture. Mix in butter or margarine and salt. Stir in cold water to make mixture lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, and add to cornmeal mixture. Gradually add flour.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth. Place in a large greased bowl. Grease the top of the dough. Cover with a damp cloth, and allow to rise until doubled.
  3. Punch down dough, and divide into 6 parts. Shape 4 parts into loaves, and place in 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Use the remaining dough to make into 2 dozen rolls. Allow to rise until doubled.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes, or until brown.


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This bread was very dense, but had a wonderful flavor because of the molasses. The loaves turned out much better than the rolls. The rolls were too dense from the beginning. I love the bread ...

This was tasty bread. I made it entirely in my new KA so it was very easy. I scaled the recipe to one loaf as it is only for me. It is a very dense bread. I did store it in fridge which did seem...

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