A slice of this English Muffin Bread is the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee. Full of nooks and crannies for holding warm butter and jam, this homemade bread recipe is easy enough for beginner bakers--with professional quality results!
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two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans
butter and cornmeal
6cupsall purpose flourdivided
4 ½teaspoonsactive dry yeastor 2 packages
Prepare two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans by greasing them with butter and covered with cornmeal; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix 3 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and baking soda together.
In a small saucepan over low to medium heat, warm up milk and water to very warm, between 120-120 degrees.
Add to flour mixture and combine well.
Change paddle attachment to dough hook and gradually add remaining 3 cups of flour to this.
Divide dough in half and place each into the prepared loaf pans. Cover with a towel and place in a warm spot to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and place pans in oven for 25 minutes.
Immediately remove loaves from pan and place on wire rack to cool.