English Muffin Bread




Put the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast into a mixing bowl. Add the water and milk. Stir well. Mixing the ingredients until smooth (This bread is a batter bread, batter breads aren't kneaded, so we won't be kneading this dough.)

Once the dough is well stirred, cover and let rise until doubled in size (60-90 min).

Add the baking soda dissolved in water, and stir the dough to deflate it and mix in the baking soda and water.

Once smooth, pour dough into a lightly oiled bread pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until it's doubled in size (60-90 min).

Pre-heat oven to 375F. Place the loaf of bread into the oven to bake.

Check the loaf about 25 minutes later. You want a nicely browned loaf The baked loaf that has begun to pull away from the edges of the bread pan. This bread is intended to be toasted, so you needn't bake it as completely as the previous loaf. When you think the loaf is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool on a rack and in the pan for 5 minutes or so. Then gently remove it from the pan and let it cool completely on the rack.