Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Waiter There's something in my... English Muffin Bread

I felt like so homesick for English muffins this week that I had to make some. As I did not have the time to make the muffins as they should be, that is, cooked on a griddle, as they are served mostly in the US and England, I baked it and served it with honey whipped butter on top and jelly. This bread is also great with scrambled eggs. I only tried a half recipe, but here I have the whole version. And this is the first time I participate in the event Waiter, there is something in my...


English Muffin Bread
From: Better Homes and Gardens

Cornmeal
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 recipe Honey whipped butter (optional)

Directions

1. Grease two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. Lightly sprinkle pans with cornmeal to coat bottom and sides; set pans aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine 3 cups of the flour, the yeast, and baking soda; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, water, sugar, and salt just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F). Using a wooden spoon, stir milk mixture into flour mixture. Stir in remaining flour.

3. Divide dough in half. Place dough in prepared pans. Sprinkle tops with cornmeal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 45 minutes).

4. Bake in a 400ºF/200ºC oven about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove bread from pans. Cool on wire racks. If desired, serve with Honey Butter. Makes 2 loaves (32 servings).

Honey Butter: In a small mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/4 cup honey with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Cover and chill. Makes about 3/4 cup.




4 comments:

Gringa said...

Olá Cris, valeu pela visita no meu blog e parabens por ter conseguido até comentar "em finlandês".

Linkei (linkar = verbo??) este seu outro blog também!

Andrew said...

not really sure if this is a sweet or savoury bread. I went for the latter for the roundup seeing as you recommend with scrambled eggs.

Many thanks for taking part in Waiter...

Kristen said...

This looks delicious! I can't wait to make this.

Anonymous said...

I looove this bread! I actually have the cookbook you found this in and first started making it 3 years ago. It's a regular staple in my home. Plus, it's so easy to make! I modify the recipe by using one cup of oatmeal in place of one of the cups of flour, throw some cinnamon , raisins and sugar and wahlah! Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread hehe. Enjoy everyone.