English Muffin Bread is one of my favorite breads. My father used to make it and it was always a treat when he made two loaves and gave me one. It’s even fun to say, English Muffin Bread!
Wrap in colored plastic wrap and drop into a gift bag. You might add a jar of jam, jelly or honey as well.
The recipe below makes two loaves, one to give and one to keep.
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
6 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 envelopes active dry yeast
Cornmeal for dusting
Combine milk and water in large saucepan and heat until tiny bubble form at the edge of the pan. Cool to lukewarm.
Combine 3 cups flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and yeast.
Add lukewarm milk mixture, beat well and stir in remaining 3 cups of flour.
Grease 2 loaf pans and sprinkle with cornmeal.
Spoon batter into pans and sprinkle cornmeal on top of the batter.
Allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Bake for 25 minutes
Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
Slice and toast to serve. Make sure your recipients know this is English Muffin Bread so they can have some Christmas morning!
You can bake this bread ahead of time and freeze the loaves. When ready to eat, thaw and reheat in the microwave or conventional oven. If using a conventional oven, place bread in a moistened paper bag and bake until warm and crusty.
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