Salt Rising Bread: An Old-Fashioned Taste

Salt rising bread has been around for centuries, but it has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. It’s a yeast-free bread that people love for its tangy flavor and aroma. Making it can be tricky, but with a few simple steps, you can make a delicious version of this old-fashioned favorite!

Ingredients used:

For 1 people

  • 3 cups - Cornmeal
  • 2 cups - Milk
  • 1/2 cup - Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons - Butter

Recipe steps:

  • Combine the cornmeal, milk, sugar, salt and baking soda in a non-metallic bowl, and stir to combine.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the mixture. Stir well.
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and place it in a warm area, between 90-95 degrees. Let the mixture sit overnight.
  • The next day, check the mixture to make sure it has bubbled and has a slightly sweet smell. If it has not, throw it out and try again.
  • Place the mixture into a greased loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

Making salt rising bread is a good way to enjoy an old-fashioned favorite. It takes a bit of practice to master the technique, but once you do, you’ll have a delicious, tangy bread that everyone will love. Serve it with your favorite recipes for an added flavor or enjoy it as a side dish. Bon Appetit!