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Indian Meal Raised Bread

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Ingredients
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Active dry yeast/2 cakes compressed yeast 2 1⁄4 Tablespoon
  Lukewarm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dark molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Sifted all purpose flour 6 1⁄2 Cup (104 tbs)
  Yellow cornmeal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Melted lard 1 Tablespoon (plus 2 Teaspoon more for greasing and brushing)
Directions

Scald milk; cool to lukewarm.
Sprinkle or crumble yeast into water.
Use very warm water (105°F.to 115°F.) for dry yeast; use lukewarm (80°F.to 90°F.) for compressed.
Let stand for a few minutes, then stir until dissolved.
Add dissolved yeast to milk with molasses, salt, and 3 cups flour.
Beat thoroughly.
Cover and let stand in warm place until full of bubbles.
Beat thoroughly again; add cornmeal, lard, and more flour, enough to make a stiff dough.
Turn out on a lightly floured board and knead until smooth, about 10 minutes.
Form into ball and place in greased bowl.
Brush with a little melted fat, cover, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
Punch down; divide into halves; form into 2 loaves.
Place in greased loaf pans (9x5x3 inches).
Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk.
Bake in preheated hot oven (425°F.) for 15 minutes; then reduce heat to moderate (375°F.) and bake for 30 minutes longer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Drink: 
Milk
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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