Preparation / Directions:
This New England bread has a story behind it's name. A New England farmer had a lazy wife named Anna who would serve him the same tiresome dish of cornmeal porridge every day. One day he became disgusted and decided to take matters into his own hands. He began adding whatever he could find in the kitchen to his porridge; some flour, some mead, and some molasses. He then shaped it into a loaf and threw it on the fire. When he finally tasted his creation he decided he could easily get through life without his good-for-nothing wife, and exclaimed, "Anna, damn her!" all ingredients must be at room temperature, unless otherwise noted. Add ingredients in the order specified in your bread machine owner's manual. Set bread machine on the basic/standard bread making setting. Select medium or normal baking cycle. Do NOT use the programmable timer when making this bread since the recipe contains ingredients that can absorb the water prior to the start of the bread making process. HINT: If dough appears too dry after kneading for the first couple of minutes, add additional water, no more than 1 tablespoon at a time, just until dough appears elastic. Do not add too much wa
1/2-inch slice: 96.7 calories, 2.91 g protein, 20.3 g carbohydrates, 1.21 g dietary fiber, 0.9 g fat, 0.167 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 87.3 mg potassium. Calories from protein: 12%; from carbohydrates: 85%; from fat: 3%..