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Send recipe contributions, requests and culinary questions to Kelly Brant, Idea Alley, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203; email:

kbrant@arkansasonline.com

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Food on 11/22/2017

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  • KAP50
    January 13, 2018 at 3 p.m.

    In response to the request from Becky May for homemade cornmeal yeast bread, I have had this recipe for many years. Hope it is what she wanted!

    Yeast Corn Bread Loaf

    1 1/2 cups milk
    6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 stick butter
    2 packages dry yeast
    1/2 cup warm water
    2 eggs
    4 1/2 cups sifted all purpose or bread flour
    1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal

    In a large saucepan, scald milk; add sugar, salt,and butter; stir until butter melts. Cool to lukewarm.
    Dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat eggs and add to yeast mixture. Stir in flour; add more if necessary to make a stiff doughy batter. Beat until smooth. Let stand, covered, in a warm place until double in bulk. Add cornmeal and enough flour to make a dough that can be kneaded. Knead until smooth.
    Shape into 2 loaves and place in 2 greased 4 1/2-by-9 inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk.
    Bake at 350 degrees 35 to 40 minutes. Turn out on a rack and cover at once with a heavy towel. Wait one day to slice. Freezes well. Good buttered and toasted or reheated.

    Karen Pershall
    479-466-0819

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