Tuesday, February 10, 2009

English Muffin Bread

You might remember my homemade English Muffins from December - the ones that didn't turn out to look like any English muffin I know of (but were tasty with Christmas morning Eggs Benny nonetheless). Well, recently, my good blog friend Cherie of Cause I Believe in You posted a recipe for English Muffin Bread, and I thought this was a great idea: the taste and texture of an English Muffin, but in the highly convenient form of a loaf! Excellent. I have a friend who just had a baby, and I went to visit on the weekend. Since I have heard through various grapevines that women with new babies love to be gifted with food because they're tired and overwhelmed, I thought my friend might like some home baking instead of a casserole (which I am terrible at making). Since this recipe makes two loaves, I kept one for myself and took one to my friend.

The recipe can be found on Cherie's blog here.

I didn't get a batter out of this, but rather a dough. I didn't knead. And the result was quite marvelous: taste and texture of an English Muffin, though a little denser. Excellent toasted with jam - just like an English Muffin! Hooray!

Thanks, Cherie!


Meg said...

English muffin bread...YUM!

Cherie said...

I can smell the aroma from here, WC! You're welcome. Glad you liked it.

I made a batch the day you did, only I used some whole wheat flour and the dough hook on my Kitchenaid mixer just to see what would happen. I ended up with bread dough, too, instead of thick batter as I used more flour I think. Got the denser bread. It's hard for me stop adding flour and leave the dough more like a batter but I think that's why my first batch was more like English muffins. I have a hard time with the 'spoon it into the pans' part because I make bread often enough to find it contrary. Next time I make it I'm going to try a gooier batter and see what happens. I'll let you know. Oh, the whole wheat with the white flour worked fine, too. I gave my folks a loaf and they loved it.

Nice of you to share with your new mommy friend. It IS nice to be gifted with food during those times, I can vouch for that.

Helene said...

What an interesting recipe. That must be really good.

Judith said...

Don't you remember me making this bread when you were at home?It's great for a change. I made english muffins for Christmas breakfast a few times, too. I used open ended tuna cans to shape them and cooked them in the electric frying pan. They were easy to do and tasted much better then store bought- like most other store bought baking.Tonight I met a new colleague who had a wedding cake making business in Ottawa before coming here to work. Now she does it only part time.

Peabody said...

Love the idea of this! Yum.

Bellini Valli said...

My sister and I have been making these English muffin loaves since we were teenagers and had written to the Fleischmann yeast company....back in the day. They are so goood!!!!! In fact they are my most popular recipe that people have duplicated and then written about:D I like to add cheese to them as well.


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