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English Muffin Bread

Homemade English Muffin Bread

My friends at work sometimes tease me because I make my own bread (most of the time).  I admit, it’s not for everyone and I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t have my bread machine to do the dough for me.  But, since I got the bread machine, I’ve really enjoyed making fresh bread and it tastes sooooooo much better than over-processed store bought bread.

If you don’t have a bread machine, but you’d still like to enjoy fresh bread, I’d like to offer this recipe.  It’s amazingly good and incredibly easy.  The only problem I have with it is that it’s really sticky when you put it in the pans and I am really messy when I cook / bake.  But, hot soapy water works wonders and this bread is a huge hit with my whole family.  The last time I made it, they ate two whole loaves in less than 24 hours.

English Muffin Bread

2 ¾  Cups Warm Water

3 3/8 Teaspoons RAPID RISE Yeast  (Update: You can use regular yeast, but you will need to let it rise TWICE. Once in the bowl, til it reaches the top…and then again in the pans, til it reaches the top. With the RAPID RISE you only need to let it rise once in the pans.)

1 Tablespoon Salt
1 ½  Tablespoons Sugar
5 ½  Cups Flour

Mix all ingreadients together, then spoon into (2) well greased loaf pans.  Let rise in pans until dough reaches the top of the pans, and bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown. (My oven runs a little hot so I ended up cooking mine for a total of 35 minutes. Just keep an eye on it. You’re looking for golden brown.) 10 minutes before done, brush with melted butter. Makes 2 loaves. Bread will be moist at first. Allow to COOL COMPLETELY before cutting. Makes terrific toast.

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