---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04
  
       Title: ANADAMA RAISIN BATTER BREAD
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 2 servings
  
       1 c  Milk
       1 c  Water
       1 c  Corn meal, preferably yellow
            -and stone-ground
       3 tb Sweet butter
     1/2 c  Molasses
     1/2 c  Warm water
       2 tb Dry yeast
     1/2 ts Sugar or honey
       2 ts Salt
   5 1/2 c  Unbleached white flour
            -(approx)
       1 c  Gold raisins
  
   Makes 2 loaves.
   
   IN a good-sized saucepan bring the milk and 1 cup
   water to a boil. Turn off the heat and sprinkle in the
   corn meal, stirring energetically with a wire whisk or
   fork.  Add the butter and molasses and stir until
   evenly mixed. Cool to lukewarm.
   
   In a large mixing bowl dissolve the yeast in the
   half-cup warm water with the sugar or honey.  When
   bubbly, add cornmeal mixture, salt, and 2 1/2 cups of
   the flour.  It should be thick but still beatable.
   Beat 5 minutes with an electric mixer.
   
   Stir in the raisins.  Gradually add 2/12 to 3 cups
   more flour, beating with a large spoon until the
   battter is too stiff to continue beating and holds
   together in a mass in the center of the bowl.
   
   Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it sit until
   the dough has risen to twice its original volume.
   Stir down with the spoon. If you wish, let it rise a
   second time.  Stir down. Divide the dough between two
   buttered large loaf pans.  Be sure you get equal
   amounts in each pan. Squish it into the corners with
   your fingers. Press to smooth the tops a bit; don't
   worry if they look like a lava flow.
   
   Cover the pans with a towel and let rise until batter
   reaches the tops of the pans.  Preheat oven to 350F.
   Bake 40 - 45 minutes, until the loaves are brown but
   don't quite have a hollow sound when tapped on the
   bottoms. Remove them from the pans and put directly on
   the oven rack. Bake another 5 minutes to crisp the
   crust.
   
   Cool on a rack.
   
   The Garden Way Bread Book From the collection of Jim
   Vorheis
  
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