Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Anadama Bread

I learned today that is something called Anadama Bread that is a traditional New England bread made from molasses, corn meal and flour.  This was only slightly embarrassing because I like to think of myself as traditional New England (except for the salt pork in baked beans, bleh), and I had never heard of it before. 

I will also admit that my excitement over the discovery of Anadama bread was really encouraged by the misreading of it being Adama bread, and therefore the bread that Admiral and Lee Adama shared around their Caprican breakfast table.  Imaging my disappointment in discovering that I was wrong about the name of the bread and a super huge Battle Star Galactica dork all in one day!

I decided to make it regardless of my Edward James Olmos disappointment and have been delighted in the process.  I used the first recipe I found, which isn't my norm, but I was working on an iPhone and lacked the attention span to look at the tiny screen for too long.  I was surprised to see that the recipe called for no eggs and I wasn't sure my corn meal-molasses-butter combination was the right consistency, but it all came together well and is currently baking away in my oven, I'm sure inspiring jealousy in the hearts of all of my neighbors who are smelling that fresh-baking-bread scent (of which I'm sure there is no better).  

It turns out that those old school New Englanders knew what they were doing too, because this stuff is quite delicious!

1 comment:

  1. That is one of my uncle's specialties, and he makes it for nearly every family dinner, and I looooove it.

    It makes FANTASTIC toast!