Wednesday, May 19, 2010

English Muffin Loaves

English Muffin Loaves - Betty Gregory

5 1/2 - 6 cups flour *
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 pkgs. Fleischman's Active Dry Yeast
2 cups milk
1 tbl. sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tsp. salt

*Measure by spooning flour lightly into cup

Combine 3 cups flour, yeast sugar, salt, and soda. Heat liquids until very warm (120° f. - 130° f.)
Add to dry mixture; beat well. Stir in enough more flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon into two 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" pans that have been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. Sprinkle tops with cornmeal. Cover, let rise in warm place for 45 min. Bake at 400° f. for 25 min. Remove from pans immediately and cool.

To serve: Slice and toast. Makes 16 slices per loaf.

Found in "Florida's Favorite Foods" published by the Florida Department of Agriculture, 1961.

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