Monday, September 8, 2014

English Muffin Loaf

To Make these muffins, I used the English muffin loaf recipe (below) and cut out a couple of rounds from the dough before putting the dough into bread pans. They turned out as good as the actual English Muffin recipe.




    

I have been making this delicious recipe since 1987.


I love crunchy toasted English muffins spread with butter melting into the nooks and crannies, topped with honey or jam.

You can have the wonderful aroma a freshly baked English Muffin Loaf fill your kitchen while your coffee brews and you set your table for a pleasant weekend breakfast. Maybe you want just the fresh muffin loaf with your morning coffee or tea, or perhaps you would like an egg and maybe tater tots on the side.

However you like it, you can have it baked in a jiffy, with this easy no kneed recipe. Bread making has never been easier. If you start at 7:00 a.m. you can have fresh muffin loaf on the table by 8:20, and you really only spend the first 15 minutes mixing it up and setting it aside to rise.


English Muffin Loaf

2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
6 cups unsifted flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
½ cup water
Cornmeal
Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Heat liquids until very warm (120˚-130˚F) Add to flour mixture. Beat well. Stir in rest of flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon into 2 loaf pans (greased and sprinkled with cornmeal). Sprinkle the top of each loaf with cornmeal Cover and let rise in warm place for 45 minutes. Bake at 400˚ for 25 minutes. Remove immediately from pans and cool. Slice and toast or just eat it warm.

A couple of notes: I tend to let the milk get too hot, so I add my ½ cup of water after heating the milk. The dough is very sticky, so I let it set at least 5 minutes, which makes it easier to handle. I then use a large knife to cut the dough down the middle and I scoop it up by hand and plop it into the prepared pans. I warm my oven for 1 minute, turn oven off and place the bread to rise inside the warmed oven. Remove the loaves from the oven in about 35 minutes to heat oven to baking temperature.

Enjoy this delicious English muffin loaf right out of the oven, or bake it and toast it up later...perhaps for afternoon tea (Could you detect my English accent?).
♥ Hope
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