50 LP loaf 3: English muffin bread for the bread machine

English muffin bread for the machine50LP loaf 1:  English muffin bread for the bread machine

For information and background on the 50 Loaf Bread Machine Project (aka 50LP), click here.

I love english muffins (especially Bay’s, which we get here in the refrigerated department), and I’ve made them from scratch before, but it’s so much easier to throw a few ingredients into my bread machine, so I decided to try this recipe for an english muffin bread.  My mother is a big fan of this recipe, and has been encouraging me to try it for a while now.

This recipe comes from the Fleischmann’s Yeast “Bread World” website which I find to be a great source for reliable bread machine recipes, as well as conventional bread recipes.

Here is a link to the English Muffin Bread recipe for the bread machine.  The site lists the ingredient quantities for a 1 lb.. and a 1-1/2 lb. size loaf, and I chose the larger one since my machine has a 2 pound capacity (bigger is better, right?).  There is no fat used in this recipe.

I made a few tweaks, so I’ll write out the exact recipe I used here.

My variation of the English Muffin Bread recipe:

1-1/2 cups water

2 cups all purpose flour (King Arthur)

1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (also King Arthur)

3 T. sugar

1/4 cup nonfat dry milk

1-1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 T. Hodgson Mill Vital Wheat Gluten with Vitamin C

2-1/4 tsp. yeast (I used Saf Instant Yeast – sorry Fleischmann’s!  I do buy your brand sometimes!)

Settings:  I used the basic setting with medium crust

Machine:  Zojirushi BBCC-X20

english muffin bread machine bread

My results:  This was a very tasty loaf of bread with good flavor but the texture wasn’t as similar to english muffins as I expected it would be.  It didn’t quite look like the lovely picture on the Fleischmann’s website.  It had quite a thick chewy crust with the medium crust setting.  It was really nice toasted for breakfast, and my Mom says it makes great sandwiches although we didn’t try that.

Verdict:  I would make this again for a breakfast bread.

English muffin bread for the bread machine sliced

 

If you try this recipe, please let me know your results by commenting below!

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