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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!
Link: Carole's English Muffin Bread
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Other messages in this thread:
- 22276. I can't wait to try this. REC: Carole's English Muffin Bread [LINK] - Dawn_MO - 6:59pm on 06/13/12 (15)
- I've made a version of this for 30 years. Good stuff but do try it with All-Purpose flour instead - Steve2 in LA - 9:57pm on 06/13/12
- Me too- and I generally use all-purpose flour as well. [NT] - CathyZ from Kauai - 10:42pm on 06/13/12
- Do you have a recipe for just 1 loaf maybe? [NT] - orchid - 10:51pm on 06/13/12
- According to the comments on that post, you can freeze this, and - Dawn_MO - 11:00pm on 06/13/12
- Thanks for the tips Steve. Did you ever add things to the loaves? - Dawn_MO - 11:03pm on 06/13/12
- I never did but cuidado, the quick-rise factor leaves the rising dough a bit fragile. Too much extra - Steve2 in LA - 5:53am on 06/14/12
- I was thinking of using dehydrated onions. I made some bagels that - Dawn_MO - 1:14pm on 06/14/12
- No, those should work. [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 9:45pm on 06/14/12
- I remember making English Muffin Bread many many years ago. it was so very good and easy. must - AngAk1 - 9:59pm on 06/13/12
- Will be bringing this to Friday night's family BBQ. Looks great. [NT] - elaine - 4:50am on 06/14/12
- Her sour cream sugar cookies (soft!) look good too. [NT] [LINK] - Traca - 5:31am on 06/14/12
- Thanks for reminding me of these, Traca! Haven't made them in a while and theyre sooo good! [NT] - CynUpstateNY - 8:22pm on 06/14/12
- Yeast hates me but must try - thanks Dawn! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 10:40am on 06/14/12
- Me too Deb! [NT] - Barbara in VA - 7:25pm on 06/14/12
- We just had BLTs tonight on this bread and it was wonderful. [NT] - Dawn_MO - 12:26am on 06/21/12