One of my first cook books was The Heritage Cook Book. It was filled with recipes from the early days of the U.S….. 18th and 19th century.
I was always tempted by the Anadama Bread, as much by the name and the story as by the bread itself.
Elle, of Feeding My Enthusiasms, and our host kitchen for the month, also liked the sound of this bread, chock-a-block with seeds and flavored with molasses.
One of the stories is:
anadama bread […] An early American yeast bread flavored with corn meal and molasses. Legend says this bread was created by a New England farmer plagued by a lazy wife who served him the same cornmeal-molasses gruel every day. One moring, the disguted farmer grabbed the bowl of gruel, tossed in some flour and yeast, and began stirring liked crazy all the while muttering angrily, “Anna, damn’er!”
She has more info / stories as well as the recipe on Feeding My Enthusiasms. Also I bit on making it more friendly for those with gluten sensitivity.
The Babes all agreed it’s a great bread for toast as well as to serve with winter soups and stews
And that’s it for the Babes in December…. Did you see something tempting for the holidays?
And the Babes are:
The Bread Baking Babes
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
All Roads Leaf to the Kitchen – Heather
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies – Natashya
Ilva Beretta Photography Blog – Ilva
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie
From the BBBBB (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).
Happy Holidays everyone!