Decided I would treat Red to some special baked bread to go with her Polish Potato Salad I am making her tonight for dinner and decided I would share the results and recipe with you!!! This is so easy to make and no matter how many times I have made it, it always turns out wonderful!!! I doubled the batch for two loaves!!! Yummy goodness indeed!!!
English Muffin Bread
2-1/2 to 3 c. flour
1 pkg. active dry yeast
¾ t. salt
1 T. sugar
In large mixer bowl combine 1 c. flour and the yeast. In saucepan heat 1-1/4 c. water, sugar, and ¾ t. salt till warm (115º-120º), stirring to dissolve sugar. Add to dry mixture in bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer for ½ min., scraping bowl. Beat 3 min. at high speed. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Shape into ball.
Place in lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover; let rise until double (about 1 hr.). Punch down. Cover; let rest 10 min.
Grease a 1-quart casserole; sprinkle with cornmeal. Place dough in casserole; sprinkle top with cornmeal. Cover; let rise till double (30 to 45 min.).
Bake at 400º for 40 to 45 min. Remove from dish; cool.
Yield: 1 loaf.
* This recipe can be doubled.
Punch down and divided:
Smells so good in here!!! Can’t wait to cut open a loaf with dinner!!!
Yes REALTORS® really can bake! Bon appetit!!! Joe