English Muffin Bread…

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This is a yeasty, coarse-textured bread which makes the best toast ever .
This bread is as simple as it could get .

We will be needing :

3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or half APP and half whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon instant quick rise yeast
1 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
cornmeal, to sprinkle in the pan (optional )

Directions:

1) Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and instant yeast in a large mixing bowl.
2) Combine the milk, water, and oil in a separate, microwave-safe bowl, and heat to between 120°F and 130°F. Be sure to stir the liquid well before measuring its temperature; you want an accurate reading. The liquid will feel quite hot (hotter than lukewarm), but not so hot that it would be uncomfortable .
3) Pour the hot liquid over the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.
4) Beat at high speed for 1 minute. The dough will be very soft.
5) Lightly grease an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan, and sprinkle the bottom and sides with cornmeal if using .
6) Scoop the soft dough into the pan, leveling it in the pan as much as possible.
7) Cover the pan, and let the dough rise till it’s just barely crowned over the rim of the pan. When you look at the rim of the pan from eye level .
This will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour .
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Preheat the oven to 400°F.

8) Remove the cover, and bake the bread for 22 to 27 minutes, till it’s golden brown and its interior temperature is 190°F.

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9) Remove the bread from the oven, and after 5 minutes turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool. Let the bread cool completely before slicing.
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10 comments

    1. Hi Kamayni , here is the recipe for bread maker

      1 teaspoon vinegar
      1/4 to 1/3 cup water
      1 cup milk
      2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
      1 1/2 teaspoons salt
      1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
      1/2 teaspoon baking powder
      3 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
      2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

      Place all of the ingredients into the bucket of your bread machine. Use the smaller amount of water in the summer, or during humid conditions; use the larger amount of water in winter, or if you’re in a dry climate. Program your machine for basic white bread, light crust. Midway through the second kneading cycle, check the dough; it should be soft, smooth and slightly sticky. Adjust the dough’s consistency with additional flour or water, if necessary. For a true English muffin effect, remove the dough after either the final kneading or before the final rise and roll it in cornmeal. Place the dough back in the machine to rise and bake. Yield: 1 loaf.

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