Monday, April 20, 2009

English Muffin Bread

English Muffin Bread 001
See the great little nooks and crannies made specifically to hold all the butter and jelly (homemade by my FIL- Mulberry Jam)!!!

I love English Muffins! Something about the way the little nooks and crannies hold more butter then any other type of bread may be why or is it because of the wonderful slight sweetens that seems to came out when the muffin is toasted? With my love of these little muffins how is it that I have gone my entire life without hearing about English Muffin Bread????

When we were in PA over the girl’s spring break, T’s Mom made this for us and I was instantly hooked. Funny thing was, the day I was going to make it I tweeted (follow me on Twitter) about it and Andrea of Andrea's Recipes sent back a tweet about making it too. I guess other people had heard about this bread!!!

I had my MIL’s recipe but on it there was no rising time so I took a look at Andrea’s here and I was able to come up with a hybrid recipe that turned out great!!! I really need to try the recipe that Andrea was working on for Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread!!!

English Muffin Bread (makes 2 loaves) Adapted from Andrea’s Recipes and MIL’s recipe!

Ingredients:

4 tsp instant yeast or 2 pkgs. dry yeast
1Tbsp sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
3-4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda

Directions:

  • Heat the first 5 ingredients in a small sauce pan to 105-115°.
  • In a large bowl mix 3 cups of the flour and the baking soda.
  • Add the warm yeast mix to the flour and stir. Add more flour if needed to make a stiff batter.
  • Pour into greased and corn mealed bread pans. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap sprayed with cooking oil and allow to rise in a warm draft free place for about 1 hour. After 45 minutes preheat oven to 375°.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until nicely brown and pulled away from the sides.
  • Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.
  • This can be served right away or toasted.

This has become a favorite and since we have been home I have been making this at least once a week!!!

As Always…

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

23 comments:

Maria said...

The bread looks perfect! I would love a piece with honey or homemade jam. Nice job!

haleysuzanne said...

I, too, have never heard of English Muffin bread, but this is one recipe that is getting bookmarked ASAP! I love the muffins, but I think I will like the bread even more. Awesome! Hope the FIL is doing well.

Sarah said...

I'll be making this soon! Thanks for the recipe and the picture...

Peter G said...

That looks divine Judy and quite easy too! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Bob said...

Looks gorgeous. I've seen that before and have wanted to make it, but forgot. This time I'm copying it down. Heh.

Kat said...

I am always amazed by your energy!
How do you do it?

justeatfood said...

I LOVE those nooks and crannies! I made English Muffins last week for the first time ever! How funny! Mine weren't near as English Muffiny as yours. Did you say mulberry jam? Mmmm...

Patsyk said...

nooks and cranny's are the best part of English muffins! I will have to give your recipe a try, it looks like a great homemade version.

Jude said...

It never would have occurred to me to bake english muffins in this shape. Thanks for the craetive idea! The crooks and nannies look perfect

Maris said...

I LOVE this bread, I made it a few months ago and it was delicious! It freezes well too!

Debbie said...

I've heard of English muffin bread but never had it. Looks delicious!

Peter M said...

I love those nooks & crannies...and yep - this recipe is a keeper!

Heather said...

This is fantastic! No more stale English muffins. I wish I had a loaf of this right now.

lettergirl said...

Judy, this looks delicious!!!

Kevin said...

That loaf looks so light and fluffy and airy and good!

s. stockwell said...

Now more than ever we need to get into the habit of making all these comforting things instead of grabbing it off the shelf at the market. This is cool. best from Santa Barbara, s

RecipeGirl said...

How bizarre... I was just thinking about making this yesterday!! I've never made it before, but it seems easy enough. Looks great Judy!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I have always wanted to try making English muffin bread! It looks so good - love the jam too! :)

Donna-FFW said...

I am so so trying this also. I love the whole idea. And I will toast it with butter and jam!

kellypea said...

I was drooling when you were tweeting about this. I love English Muffins, too, and have always wanted to make the bread. I'd have trouble not eating the entire loaf myself!

Bellini Valli said...

My sister and I have been making this since we were "knee high to a grasshopper". I especially love mine with cheese in the mix:D

Dharm said...

I love English muffins too and yours look absolutely lovely - especially with the jam slathered on top!

glamah16 said...

Girl you can make some bread!