I am still experimenting with breads to make for the Farmers Market this season.
I came across this simple recipe on pinterest.
Cornmeal English Muffin Bread
I thought this sounded like a great bread to toast up over the weekend. And boy was I right!
This recipe is for the bread machine, but I made it in my Kitchen aid.
This is the recipe I used
1 1/2 cups water
1 large egg
1 1/3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3 cups bread flour
2 1/2 teaspoons regular dry yeast
1 1/8 cups of water
1 small egg
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2 1/4 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons regular dry yeast
Put in your bread maker according to manufacturers instructions.
Set machine for large loaf or medium loaf
Set for medium crust
Sit back and wait for it to be done!
This is how I made mine.
I mixed the water, sugar and yeast together, than let sit for 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
I mixed everything in the kitchen aid with the paddle attachment until combined.
I put the dough hook on and kneaded for 6 minutes.
Next I put in an oiled bowl, covered it with a dish towel and let it rise.
I have found with granite counter tops breads take longer to rise than normal. I usually put mine on a heating pad set on the lowest heating for faster rising.
After the dough had doubled in size I punched it down, then formed my loaf.
I put the loaf in a pan and waited for it to rise a second time.
Which it did nicely!
I baked the loaf in a 375F. preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Time may vary, my oven tends to run hot.
The loaf came out nicely browned.
The texture inside was firm and chewy!
It came out of the toaster nice and crunchy!
(We were so excited to try it I forgot to take a picture!)
The pipeliner and I enjoyed a big slice with the last jar of pear preserves!
It made such a big loaf I gave the other half to my parents to enjoy.
I really recommend this bread to start out any day!