When I am out late at night and we go to a restaurant for a snack I used to go for a sweet treat. I usually ended up with a feeling of “oh crap”, I shouldn’t have eaten that Hot Fudge Sundae at 3 am. How dumb? Now I am a little better at my late night snack selection. I go for English muffins with Grape Jelly. It settles so much better and I am hoping that I consume less calories. It makes me feel better.
These easy English Muffin Loaves have all the same flavor and texture of my stand-by late-night snack. My recipe makes 2 loaves to eat one now and freeze the other for later.
I love to toast sliced Easy English Muffin Loaves. They have an amazing texture toasted. They are coated with corn meal so they have the exact same flavors as your store bought brands.
They are not much different than making any other homemade bread. I make bread in my Bosch machine. It does all the heavy kneading for me. Set the timer and it does all the work. One of my good friend’s husband, Todd, loves to knead the dough by hand. He has a weird fetish about the dough. LOVES it so much. As we watch him make baguettes it is almost necessary to scream “Get a room” but no one does. Everyone just chuckles at him. He is a good sport and laughs along. It is always fun in one of his bread baking classes.
Easy English Muffin Loaves really don’t require too much. They only need to rise once and mine even on cold days are ready to bake in about 45 minutes. (It always seem too short when you are busy doing something else). They bake up easily in a bread pan in about 25 minutes.
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- 3 tablespoons yeast
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 5- 6 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/4 cup cornmeal for dusting pans
- Grease 2 loaf pans and coat with corn meal. Place water in a cup and running hand under hot water tap until it is hot but not so hot you can't keep your fingers under it. Add yeast and stir to dissolve. Add sugar and stir. Set aside.
- Place 1/2 of the flour, salt and baking soda into a Bosch machine and stir to combine. Add milk and yeast mixture. Turn machine on and stir until combined into a soft dough. Knead for 7 minutes on medium speed.
- Separate into two loaves and gently place into the loaf pans. Sprinkle remaining cornmeal over the top of each loaf.
- Cover with a wet dishtowel and allow to rise in a warm place until they are nearly doubled in size. ( about 45 min) Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool before removing from pans. Slice and enjoy with butter and little smear of your favorite jam or jelly
- For round muffins bake in a round can about 4 inches in diameter. Be sure to grease and dust the can before baking. Allow enough space for the dough to rise in the can. Do not over fill.