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Yeast Corn Bread Loaf

 Yeast Corn Bread Loaf
The golden brown crust, tender texture and mild cornmeal flavor make Yeast Corn Bread Loaf, from Fred Barnsdale of Pahokee, Florida, worth the effort. It's easy to slice, too.
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add the
  • cornmeal, milk powder, butter, sugar, salt, 1-1/4 cups flour and
  • remaining water. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour
  • to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once
  • to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about
  • 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; shape into a loaf. Place in a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf
  • pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled,
  • about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

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Yeast Corn Bread Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 129 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 254 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.