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Monday, July 2, 2012

English Muffin Bread

We love bread in our home, oh yes, we do! But do I bake bread???? Oh goodness no...too difficult, too time consuming....too...oh I don't know....Scary!! Why is it so scary Nettie??? Because, what if I fail, what if it tastes like wood chips and is hard as a rock??? What if, what if....But then one day I was happily scrolling through Pinterest and there it was ..... a dreamy loaf of English Muffin Bread, "Fool Proof ", it said, "Easiest Recipe Ever", it said, "5 Ingredients"!!! Oh yeah, sure, right, Fool Proof....this I've got to try, ONE GOOD THING by Jillee, I am trying it, I think I held my breath most of the way, it smelled amazing, it was only 5 ingredients that you can whip up in your Kitchen Aid, EASY EASY EASY!!! I did it!! This bread reminds me of the fabulous English Muffin Bread that we used to get at Cappy's Bakery in Camden Maine, but they stopped making it and I was devastated!! But no longer, I can make this bread, anytime!! I am over my Bread Fear!! Thank you Jillee!! In Jillee's recipe, she makes 4 Loaves of bread, I halved her recipe to make 2, but go ahead and double the recipe if you like!!
5 Easy Ingredients: Flour, Sugar, Salt, Rapid Rise Yeast and Water!
Place all ingredients in a Kitchen Aid and mix until just blended.
Just takes about a minute, don't over beat.
Looks perfect, make sure to get every drop of this gorgeous dough!
Dough is super sticky!
Grease two Loaf Pans
I told you this was sticky and did I mean it!!
Divide dough into 2 Loaf Pans. Cover and place over your oven or a warm spot and let dough rise to the top, it doubles in size!
After an hour it has risen!! So excited, I really can't tell you!!
Bread Dough is ready to go in the oven.
10 minutes before bread is done ( Golden Brown) Brush Melted Butter over the top.
Your Bread should look like this, Golden Brown.
I think I have more pictures of my very first bread baked from scratch than my kids...just kidding kids..... kidding kids...hahaha
Let bread cool completely before cutting, it was torturing my son to wait until the bread was completely cool, but believe me, it is worth the wait!!
If you can't wait, just take a picture of your bread like I did!
Doesn't it look gorgeous? I know, just keep waiting for it to cool, go get a fun magazine to take your mind off of the amazing aroma....
Cappy's Bakery eat your heart out, not really, just be jealous, a little...
Recipe for English Muffin Bread
  • 2 3/4 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 packages RAPID RISE Yeast
  •   1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 5 1/2  cups All Purpose Flour
  1. Mix all ingredients in Kitchen Aid, then spoon into 2 well greased loaf pans. 
  2.  Cover with a towel, 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. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get too brown. You are looking for golden brown. 
  3.  10 minutes before done, brush with melted butter. Makes 2 loaves. Bread will be moist at first. Allow to COOL COMPLETELY before cutting. Makes amazing terrific toast, I know, I ate a lot of toast with Stonewall Kitchen Mango Peach Jam! Happy Bread Baking!! Nettie This Post has been linked up to these FABULOUS Blogs!:

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24 comments:

isabelleathome said...

:) yummy delicious! WAY TO GO with the bread!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thank you Isabelle, hope you get a chance to bake some loaves!! Wonderful!! Nettie

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Fabulous! Nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Heather! You are sooooo right and this bread smells heavenly!! Nettie

Full Circle Creations said...

It looks delicious. I love homemade bread. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thank you Holly! This recipe is fabulous, I have already baked 8 loaves! Nettie

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

There is nothing better than fresh baked bread! I'm sure you enjoyed every bite. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Kathryn! I did enjoy every tiny morsel~ THE BEST!! Great to see you and I love all of your blogs!! Nettie

Melissa Placzek said...

can't wait to make this! the hubby LOVEs this kind of bread! xoxo

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Melissa!! Let me know how it comes out! Nettie

Ericka @Chef PickyKid and Me said...

This bread looks sooo good! Baking my own bread seems intimidating, but this looks easy to make! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I tried and tried to find this recipe on your blog months ago! So glad you posted it today! Thanks for joining Foodie Friend's Friday! Please come back next Friday with another great recipe!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Dear Erica @PickyKid and Me,

I was so intimidated also, but no more, you won't be either!! Even your picky kid will love it!! Thanks for the party!! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Dear Walking On Sunshine!! So happy you found my recipe!! So happy to see you sweetie, thanks for stopping by!! Nettie

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more...blessings

Moore or Less Cooking said...

@my little cottage, so happy to see you, thank you for visiting! Nettie

Marlys Folly said...

That looks delicious... I have been trying to make bread ~ right now only sweet bread but keep telling hubby I will make him some bread. So think I will use this recipe. Thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friends Friday.
Marlys @thisand that

Robyns View said...

Your bread turned out beautiful! We eat a ton of bread and I love making it myself. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! I am your newest follower!

~Robyn

From Calculus to Cupcakes said...

This looks super delicious! Thanks for linking up on Foodie Friends Friday!

Bams Kitchen said...

I bet your whole house smells wonderful. you are right the dough gets really sticky maybe that what helps it get all of those yummy nooks and crannies for the jam to go to. I am so glad you stopped by so that I could find your delicious website. Take care, BAM

Moore or Less Cooking said...

@Marlys Folly~ Oh please make this bread! You and hubs will love it! Honest, if I can bake it, you can!! Let me know how you do!! nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thank you for following me @Robyn!! This is the most simple and most delicious bread!! Hope you get a chance to bake a loaf!! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thank you so much @Calculus to Cupcakes! I love Foodie Friends Fridays!! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thank you so much @Bam's Kitchen, it is a baking dream of gorgeous aromas! Thank you for stopping by, so happy to see you!! Nettie