Sunday, July 11, 2010

How to make...

English Muffin Bread!

I love to bake....but I just don't feel like I have the time anymore, nor do I want to heat up my entire house during the Arizona summer.

So what does this girl do?  She finds the best bread recipe that requires a minimal amount of oven and prep time!

And without further ado, I bring you this recipe!

Dry:
3 Cups flour
1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1-2 Tablespoons cornmeal

Wet:
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (or 1 packet) + 1/4 cup warm water (combined)
1 cup warm milk
1 Tablespoon shortening (or butter, approximate measurement)


1.  Combine the yeast and warm water, and let sit.
2.  Combine all dry ingredients and mix together.
3.  Throw in the shortening/butter and incorporate into the dry ingredients.
4.  Add the warmed milk and yeast mixture.
5.  Knead for a minute or so (or if you are lazy like me, use the dough hook on your kitchenaid).
6.  The original recipe said to divide the dough into 2 pans, but my bread pans are too big, so I put all the dough into 1.  Before doing that, I sprayed the pan with Pam, and dusted it with cornmeal.
7.  Let it rise until it's double in size....about 2 hours.
8.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes (that's right 15 minutes!)



One tip for this finished product is that it does need to be toasted to taste the best!  I hope you enjoy this recipe!  The bread is relatively healthy, and you can change it up and use whole wheat flour and leave out the shortening, and I can guarantee it will still be delicious!  It also freezes well!

I adapted this from a recipe found here.

5 comments:

Brittney Galloway said...

That sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

katie said...

Come to my house and make it please!

Anonymous said...

Butter!

Moonlight Serenade said...

Looks so good! Thanks for posting. Hope you're having a good weekend :)

Callie Nicole said...

That looks fabulous! I love English muffins, so I may have to try this - it sounds so good!