Thursday, February 2, 2012

English Muffin Bread

I remember the first time my Mom made this bread.
I was in heaven, I love English Muffins and this
tastes just like it...only in a loaf form!
It has the corn meal crunchy crust, while the
inside is soft and filled  with all those 
"nooks and crannies" you find in the muffins.
It is easy to make and wont last long once you
give this bread a taste, so you may just
want to double the recipe!

English Muffin Bread
3 C. Warm Water
1 1/2 TBSP Red Star Yeast
1 TBSP Sugar
6 C. All purpose flour
1/4 C. Sugar
1 TBSP Salt
Corn Meal~ to dust pans

In a glass bowl add the warm water, yeast
and the 1 TBSP of Sugar. Let bloom for 5 minutes.
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in your mixing bowl.
Make a "well" in center and pour in the yeast mixture.
Then slowly mix together until blended.
This is a sticky dough, to make sure you 
scrape the bottom of mixing bowl for any
dry ingredients that may have settled.
Prepare your (2) loaf pans by greasing them
and then sprinkle them with corn meal.
Divide the batter in half between the pans.
Place in a warm place and let raise double.
*I placed mine in a cold oven with a 
pan of HOT water on the bottom rack.
And let it rest/rise for an hour.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
Let bread cool in pans for 15 minutes before
you remove them to continue cooling
on a wire rack.
We love this bread toasted served with 
my homemade jam or Fall Butter.
And just a few nights ago we used this
bread for our own Breakfast Pannini  sandwich's.
Family Lovin From the Oven,


KC Quaretti- Lee said...

This bread is amazing! I'm going to make it this weekend!

Lisa said...

You make me want to run to the kitchen and make this bread.

Becca said...

OH my goodness ! I had this recipe when I was in high school, and it got lost somehow. I would sit and eat a ton of it w/ butter, yummmm. I can't wait to make this for my family ! They will love it ! Thank you so much for posting it !!!

The Better Baker said...

YUUM! I love it toasted! Reminds me of a funny story...I made this bread years ago and had to knead it for a while. While it was baking, I realized the bandaid I had on my finger was gone. =( Nope - couldn't give that bread away cause it had a 'surprise' inside. We still laugh about that one! =)

Kristen said...

My mom used to make that, too! I never did get around to trying it. You loaf looks delicious!

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Lark, you know I love to make bread. I haven't had an English Muffin in years but used to love them. I'll just have to make your bread , can't wait!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

oooh so good w/ some warm cinnamon butter....oh ya!

M.j. said...

I'm gonna try this one Lark...thanks for the recipe...adding it to my Pinterest breads board.

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