Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

The best, easiest recipe for English muffin bread. It tastes just like an old fashioned english muffin but is much simpler to make. No kneading required!

YIELD: 1 loaf PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 25 minutes TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten flour (optional: will yield a slightly softer, fluffier bread)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Red Star Platinum Instant Yeast (1 standard envelop, plus 3/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Cornmeal, for sprinkling the pan

Directions:

  1. Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Dust the bottom and sides with cornmeal. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, vital wheat gluten flour (if using), brown sugar, yeast salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl or large measuring cup, combine the milk, water, and oil. Microwave in 30 second intervals, until the liquid reaches the temperature directed by the yeast manufacturer (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F for Red Star Platinum). Stir the liquid together well before taking the temperature, and for best results, use a digital read thermometer. The liquid should feel hotter than lukewarm, but not so hot that it is uncomfortable or burns.
  4. Pour the hot liquid over the dry ingredients, then beat the mixture on high speed for one minute. The dough will be very soft, somewhat sticky, and moist. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan, then press it gently with the back of your hand to make it as even as possible.
  5. Lightly grease a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray, then cover the pan and let rise in a warm, draft-free place, until the dough just barely rises over the top rim of the pan, about 1 hour, depending upon the temperature of your kitchen. (Alternatively, you can place the loaf in your refrigerator to rise overnight. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to baking.) Towards the end of the bread’s rise time, place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Once dough has risen, remove the plastic wrap and bake for 22 to 27 minutes, until it is golden brown and the interior temperature registers 185 to 190 degrees F. Check the dough at the 15-minute mark—if it is browning too quickly, lightly tent the pan with foil, then continue baking until the bread is done. Remove the bread from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes in the baking pan. Gently turn the bread out from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Allow bread to cool completely before slicing.

Source : https://www.wellplated.com/english-muffin-bread/

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