Kids Meals: Great Grandma Lindauer’s Anadama Bread

Hi everyone!

This is one of my favorite recipes from when I was a kid, and my kids love it just as much! There’s nothing better than home-baked bread fresh out of the oven and loaded with butter.

Great Grandma Lindauer’s Anadama Bread

An easy, crowd-pleasing recipe that kids love! It also works great as a holiday gift for friends, family, and coworkers.

Makes 2 loaves.


  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 to 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 yeast packet or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • Nonstick spray


  1. Stir 1/2 cup of corneal into two cups of boiling water. Add meal slowly to avoid lumps. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add two tablespoons of vegetable shortening, 1/2 cup of molasses, and two teaspoons of salt. Let cool to lukewarm.
  3. Dissolve one yeast packet (or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast) in 1/2 cup warm water. Let it work for about five minutes.
  4. Combine yeast with liquid mixture and 5 to 6 cups of flour – enough to make a stiff dough.
  5. Knead well. Let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  6. Knead again. Shape into two loaves, and place in bread pans that have been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Let rise again for another 45 minutes.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, or until bread sounds hollow when knocked on top.
  9. Turn out of pan and brush with melted shortening or butter.

I recommend serving warm with plenty of butter!

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