3.01.2010

give us this day...

our daily bread.
it is back to being cloudy and foggy for the past 4 days.
though i do miss the sunshine there is one thing i love about days like this.
making bread.
there is something about filling up your home with the smells of fresh bread.
it smells warm and toasty.
perfect for winter days.
when i , or my daughter.want a piece of bread quickly, i make this.
but, when i have a little bit more time i make
english muffin bread.
the problem is you don't kneed this bread.
which i guess for some people that would be a big plus.
but i find kneeding dough to be relaxing.
but not this bread.
why?
because the dough looks like this.
english muffin bread-makes two loaves
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup water
2 heaping tablespoons cornmeal
5 1/2 cups bread flour- you may need more
1 tablespoon sugar
2 packages active dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons soda
warm milk and water until very warm (125). grease 2 bread pans and coat with cornmeal. mix together 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda. stir milk and water in flour mixture. stir in remaining flour, one cup at a time until a loose batter is formed. (it is almost like a cake batter).
spoon batter into pans, cover and let rise in a warm place until double. about 45 minutes. bake at 400 for 25 minutes, until golden brown. remove from pan immediately and cool.



please don't mind the big hole. it still taste good.
wonderful for grilled cheese and cinnamon-sugar on toast.
hope everyone has a wonderful evening.

2 comments:

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

That bread looks so delicious . . . Yum Yum! Hope your daily morning study is going well. Take care and God Bless!

Jeanneoli said...

That is a fabulous way to spend the day...sunny or not!