Friday, January 07, 2005

English Muffin Bread

For those of you who don't feel like doing a lot of rolling and cutting, here's an English muffin bread developed for the bread machine. It makes a mild-flavored, light-textured 1 1/2-pound loaf, perfect for toast.

1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

Program your machine for basic white bread, light crust. Midway through the second kneading cycle, check the dough; it should be soft, smooth and slightly sticky. Adjust the dough's consistency with additional flour or water, if necessary (as this recipe was developed in the dead of winter, when flour is at its driest, you may find you need to use more flour -- or less water -- in the summer.) For a true English muffin effect, remove the dough after either the final kneading or before the final rise and roll it in cornmeal. Place the dough back in the machine to rise and bake. Yield: 1 loaf.

Nutrition information per serving (1/2-inch slice, 45g): 80 cal, 1.5g fat, 3g protein, 16g complex carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 1mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 56mg potassium, 9RE vitamin A, 1mg iron, 55mg calcium, 37mg phosphorus.

Copyright 2002, The King Arthur Flour Company. All rights reserved.

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