Baking Day Wednesdays

by Merissa on October 7, 2010

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Yes I know it's Thursday but I did this up yesterday and then got too busy to get it posted! I decided with my new menu planning I wanted to have one baking day a week. Get all my breads baked and ready so I don't have to worry about it for the rest of the week. Yesterday I baked wheat bread, banana bread, and english muffins. My menu plan for the week will follow in a separate post.

Wheat Bread

What you need:

  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1/8 c. oil
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 T. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. white flour
  • 1 1/2 c. wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 t. yeast
Add ingrediants in the order I posted to your bread machine. Set the machine on a dough cycle. When it has about 20-30 minutes left, stop the machine and take the dough out. Put it in a bread pan and let is rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Butter the top and sides after you take it out of the pan.
English Muffins
What you need:
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 t. yeast
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1/4 c. shortening
  • 4-5 c. flour
  • 1 t. salt
In a saucepan, heat the milk on the stovetop. Remove from heat and add sugar and still until dissolved. Mix the yeast and warm water together. After the yeast has dissolved in the water and the sugar has dissolved in the milk, mix the two together. Add the shortening and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add salt and flour until you have a soft dough. Knead. Roll out to 1/2 in. thickness. Cut out circles with a biscuit cutter or a glass. Set the rounds on a nonstick surface that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Let the rounds rise for 30 minutes in a warm spot. Heat a greased griddle. Cook muffins on griddle, about 10 minutes on each side until cooked through. Makes about 15-18 english muffins.
And you can find the Banana Bread recipe HERE.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous October 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Thank You for the English Muffin Recipe. I'm going to try it out


2 Jen October 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Me too! Thanks so much. I have never tried them. I am going to sub the shortening for lard, though. I can’t eat shortening. Hydrogenated oils cause me problems.


3 Merissa October 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm

The English muffins were really yummy, we had them for mini pizzas last night. Just make sure they get cooked all the way through!


4 Bonnie October 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Please tell me if I can substitue some wheat flour for some of the white in the english muffin recipe.
I have never made these before.
I have made bagels and they turned out great. Thank you so much for the recipe.


5 Merissa October 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Here is an article on how to substitute, let me know how it turns out!


6 Bonnie October 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Thanks so much I will let you know how things go.


7 Alyssa October 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Would butter work fine in the English muffins instead of the shortening? I don’t buy shortening and don’t like using it. Or is there a different oil that would work better?


8 Merissa October 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Yes, butter should work fine just make sure it’s not melted when you add it in the recipe.


9 Vivi February 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm

I would very much want to try yr recipe but would like to ask 1 cup is equal to how many grams..
Thank you


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