Yield
1 loaf, 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve yeast and molasses in warm water in a large bowl, and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in butter. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Add 3 cups flour, cornmeal, and salt to yeast mixture; stir until blended. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes), adding enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).

Step 2

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; let rest 5 minutes. Roll into a 14 x 7-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Roll up rectangle tightly, starting with a short edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place roll, seam side down, in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 4

Uncover dough. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until loaf is browned on bottom and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.

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