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Someone’s Mum’s Wonderful English Muffin Bread!

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My lovely friend Siegrid Cain is not only a super talented photographer, she is a wonderful mum to her gorgeous family. She baked some “Wonderful English Muffin Bread” the other day (and bragged about it!) and it looked soooo easy and scrumptious, I thought I would give it a go.

I have never, ever baked bread in all of my 48 years of living. In fact, I don’t even think I have baked scones! I have baked damper though. So, I went to the website she told me about and got the recipe and how-to’s.

Someone’s Mum’s Wonderful English Muffin Bread Recipe

5 1/2 cups warm water
3 packages yeast
2 Tablespoons salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
11 cups plain flour

Mix altogether, let rise in bowl until double in bulk, then spoon into (4) well greased loaf pans. Let rise in pans until dough reaches the top of the pan, and bake in 180C degree oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown. (Just keep an eye on it. You’re looking for golden brown.) 10 minutes before done, brush with melted butter.

Makes 4 loaves.

Bread will be moist at first. Allow to COOL COMPLETELY before cutting. Makes terrific toast.

I actually HALVED the recipe and made two loaves. I mean, what if it didn’t work out?

So, 1 1/2 packets of yeast, 2 3/4 cups of warm water, 1 tblspn salt, 1 1/2 tblspns sugar & 5 1/2 cups of plain flour.

1. Mix it only enough to combine. I just used a wooden spoon. I then put a tea towel over the top and put it over on another bench because it wasn’t doing ANY rising while I was watching it! Finally, it had just about doubled in size (I find that pretty amazing actually!)

2. Here it is in my two well greased loaf pans. Just a little more rising to do (this photo was taken HALF way through the second rising.) I had to keep peeking because I was certain this would be a failure!

3. Straight out of the oven after I had brushed melted butter on the top! At this stage I am pretty pumped at how awesome these look but still very wary because quite often I can’t get things out of the tins without them crumbling or breaking and me swearing up a storm!

4. These lovelies just slipped out. Hallelujah! Don’t they look delish?

5. Cooled to room temperature and first cuts. Looks great. Feel quite heavy. Looks great. Oh did I say that already?

6. Popped the slices into the toaster for quite a while. Slipped a little real butter on the slices and then good old Vegemite. Bronte had hers just slathered with butter.

I really liked the taste. Bronte LOVED it and had four slices. Oops!

I thoroughly recommend this recipe. I think it would be fabulous in Winter with a big bowl of hearty soup! Yum!

All photos taken with my iPhone using the hipstamatic app.



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  1. Kate!!!! you’re sooo sweet. Thanks for the mention! And I am sooo happy it turned out well. lovely step by step – I bet it’s all gone now gobbled up by your lovelies! xoxox

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