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Anadama Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

Anadama bread is essentially a white bread with the addition of a little corn meal and a strong flavor note from molasses. It’s a light and slightly sweet bread and goes great with any meal or on its own with a pat of butter or a smear of jelly. The folklore behind the name is a bit dubious although I’ve come across the story a couple of times. Supposedly a fisherman was dissatisfied with the bread his wife would bake. Her name was Anna. After concocting his own recipe and baking the bread he exclaimed, “Damn, Anna. My bread is better than yours.” I’m a bit incredulous about this story but it keeps showing up. Regardless, this is a very good bread and it’s easy to make in your bread machine.

 1 1/8 cup of water (110° F./ 43°C.)
 1/3 cup of molasses
 1 ½ tablespoons of butter at room temperature
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/3 cup of yellow cornmeal
 3 ½ cups of bread flour
 2 ½ teaspoons of bread machine yeast or active dry yeast

Put all of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order indicated in the ingredients. Select basic white bread setting, 2-pound loaf and light crust setting.


finished, let the bread rest for 10 minutes, slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pound