Are you an english muffin addict? Try english muffin BREAD!

14 Feb

Ah, the english muffin. The nooks. The crannies. That chewy soft interior with the crunchy exterior. Now, in walks english muffins, in bread form. There aren’t any nooks. Or crannies in the bread. But it’s totally ok. Trust me. Butter and jelly melt into this bread after you toast it. It’s bliss. It’s great at breakfast. It’s also great to have as a sandwich bread for egg salad or turkey. Or grilled cheese. Ya, it’s that good. Now, this is not full size pieces of bread like a sandwich loaf – it’s more half a piece of bread. So 2 pieces = 1 piece of bread.

It freezes fantastically. I always freeze one loaf after it cools since it takes us a few days to eat the first loaf. Store in a sealed container on the counter for 4 days, or in the fridge for one week. If it lasts that long.

English Muffin Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk ( I used Dean’s Skim Choice)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • cornmeal for sprinkling bread pans

Directions

  1. Heath the milk and water in a small saucepan until it reaches 125 degrees. Lightly grease two loaf pans. Sprinkle cornmeal over the bottom of the pan, shaking out any excess.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda. Stir the heated milk and water into the flour mixture, stirring until all dry ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time (last addition being 1/2 cup), until a batter like dough is formed. Divide dough in half, shaping it into prepared pans. Spray top of bread with cooking spray then loosely place a piece of saran wrap over the pans. Cover with a dish towel and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from pans and cool.

Yes, I ate a piece at night with some homemade strawberry jam. and butter. it was divine!

Late night jam session....

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