26 August 2009

english muffin bread •



I really should call this “It Makes Great Toast” bread, because that remark is what I hear the most when I make this for the family. Besides that great feature, it goes together quickly, making it possible to have bread on the table in a little over an hour.

English Muffin Bread •

2 cups milk (dairy or soy, or a combination)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup wet okara (straight from your machine)
4 cups unbleached white flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
4-1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Yellow cornmeal for dusting pans and bread

In a small saucepan:
Combine milk, water and okara. Heat until very warm (120 - 130 degrees).

In a large mixing bowl:
Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Add warmed liquid ingredients to dry ingredients, beat well. Stir in rest of flour to make a stiff batter. Dust two (8-1/2 x 4-1/2) loaf pans with yellow cornmeal. Spoon in batter, and sprinkle tops with cornmeal. Cover with a lightweight towel and let rise in a warm area for 45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.



8 comments:

diva said...

i'm likin this recipe immensely. love english muffins and this as a loaf is awesome! hope u've been well okara :) x

toontz said...

Hi Diva!
Yes, thank you, I have been well. I hope you are the same?

Grace said...

the degree to which that awesome loaf of bread resembles the loaves i’ve seen in my local bakery is ridiculous. what an outstanding job you’ve done, and what a great recipe!

toontz said...

Grace-
I wish I could say that it was my baking expertise, lol. This bread is really so very simple to make...no kneading!

Anonymous said...

I just made this and what can I say other than it's delicious and easy.
I am going to try some of the other recipies too because I hate throwing all of the okara away. I am trying really hard to not waste a thing.

toontz said...

Anonymous-

So glad you enjoyed your bread. I know exactly how you feel about wasting food. I have a batch of okara in my refrigerator as we speak...what to do, what to do...lol!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous loaf!

LOVE>>>LOVE>>>LOVE English Muffin bread, which reminds me I've not make it in a long time.

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