Sunday, March 13, 2011
English Muffin Bread
6 cups flour
2 tablespoons yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk, heated to 110 degrees (heat in microwave)
1 1/2 cups water, heated to 110 degrees ( heat in the microwave)
cornmeal for dusting pans
Grease 2 - 8x4" pans, then dust with cornmeal.
Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt & baking soda in mixer & whisk together. Add milk & water & beat together to combine. Add 2 1/2 - 3 cups flour & mix with a dough hook. (I actually just use my dough hook for this recipe so that I don't have to clean more beaters!). Mix for 4-5 minutes.
Divide the dough into the prepared pans & even the tops (I wet my hands to smooth them). Cover with a towel & let rise 45 minutes.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove from pans to a cooling rack. The bread is much easier to slice when cool. It freezes well, also. Enjoy!
Makes 2 loaves
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