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Yeast Cornbread Mini Loaves

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Whether for family dinner or for gift giving, these lovely little loaves of cornbread are perfect for many occasions. The recipe is an easy yeast bread with cornmeal with a distinct Southern flavor. This yeast cornbread recipe makes 4 mini loaves.

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups finely ground cornmeal
  • 2 to 3 cups bread flour


  1. In large bowl, mix together sugar, yeast, and water until yeast is dissolved.

  2. Stir in salt.

  3. Add shortening, egg, and cornmeal. Mix until well blended.

  4. Mix in 2 cups bread flour.

  5. Slowly add in more flour, about a tablespoon at a time, until dough is formed.

  6. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for 5 minutes, adding small amounts of flour only as necessary.

  7. Put dough in greased bowl. Flip dough over in bowl so that the dough top is also greased.

  8. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes or until double in size.

  9. Punch dough down, cover, and let stand for another 10 minutes.

  10. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board. Knead for about 3 minutes.

  11. Divide dough in half and shape into 4 mini loaves.

  12. Put loaves in greased mini loaf pans. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or until doubled.

  13. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes or until done.

  14. Let cool on rack before slicing or freezing.
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 3 out of 5
Might be OK with some changes, Member ms.mbvc

I made this yesterday. I was having soup for supper, and I wanted to serve cornbread with it. I followed each instruction very carefully. I used only 2 cups of bread flour at first. I added more only until the dough was firm enough to work with. I remember thinking that it did not ""feel"" right, but I had never made this recipe before, so I knew I better follow the directions carefully anyway. SO I did what was written, and soon my whole house was filled with that wonderful aroma of baking. The flavor was a bit too sweet for me. The final outcome was that it was just too dry. NEXT time I make this recipe (and I will make it again!) I might make half of the recipe loaves and the other half rolls. I will add cheese and jalapeno slices, then other things each time I make this. I will make it over and over, till I get what I know it can be. OH, and by the way, I cut small pieces of the bread and put them in each bowl of soup. INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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