Supposedly, the name originated from a woman named Anna who didn't like to cook. Her husband chastised her "Anna damn ye, can't you at least cook some bread?" And this is what she made.
|Anadama Bread fresh from the Dutch oven|
3 teaspoons salt 1 cup warm water
1 cup corn meal 3 packs dry yeast
1 cup molasses 13 cups flour
Boil cornmeal and salt in water. Cool to lukewarm and add molasses and shortening. Add yeast softened in 1 cup warm water. Gradually add in flour. Knead until satiny, raise until double, about 1 1/2 hours. Punch down, form into loaves, raise 1 hour. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 375F for 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Brush with more melted butter.