January 31, 2014

English Muffin Bread

As I was going through some of my drafts of recipes I have already tried and taken pictures of to share with you I saw that this was in my drafts…..don't know why because I thought for sure I had already shared this with all of you. Anyhow….here is one of my all time favorite recipes.!!

I really like eating an English Muffin every now and then for breakfast or even for dinner but the price of them can is a little steep for something so simple to make on your own. I have made english muffins from scratch while in culinary school, they did turn out but they are much harder and more time consuming than baking a loaf of bread. So when my friend Aleta shared the website/recipe she uses I had to give it a whirl. The recipe looked to easy to be true, boy was I wrong! Not only was the recipe SUPER easy it turned out amazing.

Here is the recipe I used....I did modify the original recipe but only because I didn't have enough flour to measure out 11 cups.

English Muffin Bread

2 3/4 cups warm water
4 tsp of rapid rise yeast (this equals to 1 + 1/2 package of yeast)
1 TBS salt
1 1/2 TBS sugar
5 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Grease 2 loaf pans
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and divide evenly into prepared loaf pans.
Let rise until doubled in size (this may take up to 30 minutes, so I would wait to preheat your oven until you notice it starting to rise)
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Put bread in oven and bake for 35 minutes. After the 35 minutes are over brush the tops of the bread with a light coat of butter and return to oven for another 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes in pans before removing. Then remove bread and let it cool completely before cutting.

I put one loaf in the fridge and one loaf in the freezer for later. When you are ready to use the second loaf take it out and let it thaw in the fridge.

The texture is just like an english muffin with all the little air pockets and gets that crispy layer to it when you pop it in the toaster. I don't think I will ever buy store-packed english muffins again.


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