Monday, June 7, 2010

English Muffin Bread

It was late at night when I took these pics so the lighting was sub par to say the least, but I wanted to share my first endeavor I made with the assistance of my new baby.  

I found this recipe at Cooking During Stolen Moments.  This is just about the easiest bread to make, and is just delicious toasted and smothered in butter and your topping of choice.
Of course, I enjoyed the heck out of using my new mixer and plan to use it as often as possible!

English Muffin Bread
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 1/2 t. yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. baking powder
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. water
  • Corn meal, for dusting the pan
1. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 c. flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix for 1 minute.
2. While flour is mixing, pour milk and water into a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until warm, about 2 minutes. Pour into mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes.
3. Add remaining cup of flour, 1/2 a cup at a time, and mix for 3-5 minutes (or knead by hand for 5-7 minutes). Dough will be somewhat sticky.
4. Grease a loaf pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Spread dough into pan, cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is a lovely hibiscus my hubby is growing by the front door. I think it's such a beautiful color.  I'm so proud of all his growing efforts.  Keeping things alive in this desert heat is not any easy task!


Bridgett said...

I bet this bread is fabulous and it has my mouth watering with that gorgeous pat of butter melting on top. Lovely flower too!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This bread and butter looks amazing!

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Julie M. said...

Yay for bread made in the new mixer! How are you liking it? It's a whole new world, right?

This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yummy! I luv english muffins so I'm sure I would luv this.

Ingrid said...

Niiice. I need to give this a try. My kids don't eat bread unless it's freshly baked.

Taylor said...

I have been wanting to make English Muffin bread for such a long time...I need to give it a try! I remember how excited I was when I got my Kitchen Aid's definitely life changing :)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

English muffin bread is so yummy! I wish I had some for breakfast...looks so good!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, I love your blog, very homey which I love! My brother lives in AZ as well, bless your heart, I have no idea how you people do it!

Juliana said...

Nothing like a freshly baked bread...yummie. By the way, the hibiscus picture is adorable :-)

Pam said...

Boo hoo! The bread looks delicious and I was so excited to see it and try it but, there are dots all over the recipe ingredients and I can't read it. Your hibiscus is really beautiful!

The Blonde Duck said...

Easy, tasty bread is right up my ally!

Mimi said...

I love fresh bread and this is so easy to make.