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I can't wait to try this. REC: Carole's English Muffin Bread

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Posted to Thread #22276 at 6:59 pm on Jun 13, 2012

Carole’s English Muffin Bread

5 1/2 cups warm water
3 packages RAPID RISE yeast
(Update: You can use regular yeast, but you will need to let is 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.)
2 Tablespoons salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
11 cups flour (I used bread flour….but my Mom always used All Purpose)

Mix altogether, then spoon into (4) 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 4 loaves. Bread will be moist at first. Allow to COOL COMPLETELY before cutting. Makes terrific toast.
Only 5 ingredients!

All ingredients go in at the same time.

This BARELY fit in my 5 quart KitchenAid. Probably would have been just as easy to
mix with a spoon by hand in a big bowl.

Mix ONLY enough to combine. (I hardly mixed mine at all.)

The dough will be VERY STICKY! :-)

Spoon into 4 loaf pans.

Let rise until it reaches the top of the pan…like this. Bake!

10 minutes before timer goes off, brush melted butter on top.

TADA!! Perfect golden brown.

Loaves should be a nice golden brown on all sides.

Let cool on cooling rack COMPLETELY before attempting to slice.
(Otherwise you will just have a mess on your hands.)

After it’s done cooling….slices up beautifully!

Served best TOASTED! Good luck trying to decide what to put on it!

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