Fresh baked English Muffin Bread!!!

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!!!

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English Muffin Bread

2-1/2 to 3 c. flour
1 pkg. active dry yeast
¾ t. salt
1 T. sugar
Cornmeal

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.

First mixed:20161203_110546After first rising:

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Punch down and divided:

20161203_121305After last rising:

20161203_130111Fresh out of the oven:

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Smells so good in here!!!  Can’t wait to cut open a loaf with dinner!!! 

 Yes REALTORS®  really can bake!  Bon appetit!!! Joe

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About Jconowitch

I have spent 36 + years in Stevens County enjoying the many surrounding recreational areas while camping, canoeing, hiking and backpacking. I am married to my high school sweetheart with 2 children, 5 awesome grand kids. I have been actively involved working with many organizations to help children and adults throughout the area, as well as starting the Stevens County Scale Model club with a good friend. If you want to live and raise your family in a fantastic area or find a peaceful area to retire, this is among the best, and I am here to help you make your dreams a reality!
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