Here we go! Love English Muffins? Well here is English Muffin Bread. It is so easy and so delicious that anyone can make this.
Enjoy it and let me know what you think. I got the recipe from Taste of Home.
English Muffin Bread
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups warm milk (120° to 130°)
1/2 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda.
Add warm milk and water; beat on low speed for 30 seconds,scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on high for 3 minutes.
Stir in remaining flour (batter will be stiff). Do not knead. Grease
two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle pans with cornmeal. Spoon
batter into the pans and sprinkle cornmeal on top. Cover and let
rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
pans immediately and cool on wire racks. Slice and toast. Yield: 2 loaves.
Freeze one loaf to enjoy weeks later!
SNOW! In the mid-west for the second time in a week! Where were you on Christmas Eve?
So, with all the snow keeping me home I decided to make some sweet rolls. I adore The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond. Her cooking is simple and homey and great! thepioneerwoman.com
Last weekend she made Orange Marmalade Sweet Rolls. I love orange marmalade but there was none in my pantry. But I had raspberry jam. So, I made the following recipe that I took from allrecipes.com
- READY IN 55 mins
Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, heat the buttermilk until warm to the touch.
- Pour the buttermilk and oil into the yeast mixture; mix well. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir the flour mixture into the liquid 1 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 20 times. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a large rectangle. Spread the brown sugar and butter mixture over the dough, roll up into a log and pinch the seam to seal. Slice into 1 inch pieces and place cut side up in a lightly greased 10×15 baking pan. Cover and let rise 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate overnight. If baking immediately, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
PLEASE NOTE: I never have Buttermilk in my refrigerator – so, in a 2 cup glass measuring cup I put in about 1 Tblsp. of white vinegar and then the milk up to the 1 1/2 cups mark. Let it sit to “curdle” – easy substitute for Buttermilk.
ALSO -for the raspberry rolls I’m about to expound on, I did not use cinnamon but Raspberry Jam
So, follow the above recipe but when you roll out the dough and spread the butter (I use softened butter and about 1/2 of what is stated above – less mess) you will then “blop” Raspberry Jam on there and spread – I use my hands:
Next you sprinkle on brown sugar and then roll:
and pinch to seal: Now we cut the rolls – I prefer using white thread:
Now place them on a greased baking sheet:
When they are still warm I spread a glaze over them consisting of Powdered Sugar, melted butter, vanilla, milk and a “blop” of Raspberry Jam
They are REALLY good and this recipe makes A LOT! Hopefully you won’t get snowed in but if you love sweet rolls then this recipe will make you happy and all those you serve!
ps – have a question? please ask me.
Most everyone likes chocolate. I do. I can, however, pass it up. That is until I was introduced to Christopher Elbow. Not the man, I haven’t met him yet, but his chocolate! Oh my.
Kansas City can boast of barbecue, steak, etc. But they have a Chocolatier! And his name is Christopher Elbow. (http://www.elbowchocolates.com/home.php) My son introduced me to these delectable ……… sigh. I have to say they are not only beautiful to look at but the flavors are amazing.
Flavors such as Champagne, Honey Ginger, Fresh Lime, to name a few. My favorite one is Lavender Caramel
It happened. I am a Coffee Snob. I have come over to the other side. I have always loved the smell of coffee, especially while it is perking in a good old fashioned electric perculator. I grew up with that smell but never drank it until the late 1960s when the Coffee House scene began – at least in my age group. By Coffee House I mean a place where you go and drink coffee and perhaps indulge in a slice of toasted pound cake while listening to acoustic sounds of a dude/dudette who sound just like James Taylor or Joni Mitchell. Ah, the good memories.
I married a coffee addict. And for a while I joined him but switched to decaf. I could take it or leave it. But I never lost that desire to smell the beans in a fresh bag and smell that wonderful aroma as it perc-ed.
We moved to Kansas City about 4 year ago and my sons turned me onto a local coffee company that roasts their beans right here in KC. Oh my! Where have I been? Their mocha lattes are amazing! They do not use syrup – they use chocolate milk from a local dairy that makes your taste buds stand up and cheer. My husband, to save money, would come home with beans from lesser and farther away companies that weren’t bad ……. but they just didn’t compare to local.
It wasn’t until I signed us up for a tour at a local roasting facility that he promised to only buy the best - http://www.theroasterie.com/ But I still wasn’t drinking anything but decaf and not regularly.
Well, Last July we spent a week on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Each morning I would get up and jump into a bathing suit and then into the pool. My husband would bring me a cup of coffee and I would float in a pool lounge chair with the cup holder and enjoy the bliss of sipping and floating. Heavenly. I took the habit home. I drink one cup in the morning – well, maybe 1.5-2 cups in the morning. Depending on the day. And when offered a cup of anything less then local and fresh roasted and ground — I turn my nose up at it. I can’t believe it.
I confess though that just last week I consented to a low cost bean from Trader Joe’s http://www.traderjoes.com/ that was highly recommended by a facebook page that I follow: https://www.facebook.com/jasoncoffee He has some great short videos on coffee – loads of fun. Twitter him also. Oh! And Trader Joe has come through again – very good for a shipped in bean.
Recently my husband and sons went out for a guys coffee trip and came home with this incredible beverage! http://www.revocup.com/
Oh My!!! I think I would like to become a traveling taster! And also include in that tasting some delectable pastries or sandwiches. Kind of like Guy from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
What do you think???
One day I was getting ready to make a traditional apple pie when I thought I wanted something a little different. So, I threw in a large handful of frozen black raspberries. YUM! It is so much fun for me to experiment by using other fruits and flavors when I bake. It’s a wonderful sensation for the taste buds.
I also tried red raspberries another time. To my chocolate cream pie I used a lightly sweetened sour cream with lime juice instead of whipped cream and sprinkled chopped fresh cilantro on top. Next time I will add a pinch of cayenne to the chocolate filling. Can’t wait!
Don’t be shy – try different flavors together. It will open up a whole new world to you and your taste buds.
I want to hear your combinations – particularly for your pies.
Let’s have fun and creativity when we bake – it’s endless what we can come up with.