I come from a long line of southern cooks, as they say in the south I’ve been cooking since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I especially enjoy cooking with my kiddos. Not only have I convinced them it’s “craft time” of sorts, but it’s a great way to spend time together and get things done in the process. A couple of months ago, I saw a recipe for English Muffin Bread on Money Saving Mom. Not only did it look amazing, the recipe only called for five ingredients. I thought my kids would really enjoy making it and we could squeeze in a little lesson about measurements without them realizing it.
- 2 1/2 cups warm water
- 3 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (can use rapid rise)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (or raw sugar)
- 5 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- Combine warm water, yeast, salt and sugar. Stir with wooden spoon or with a stand mixer using dough hook until the yeast is dissolved and the ingredients are mixed well.
- Carefully measure flour and add to mixture. Just in case you are new to baking, here’s a tip don’t pack the flour in the measuring cup. Stir with wooden spoon, or mix in stand mixer.
- Cover with towel and put the dough in a warm place to rise until doubled in size. Time will vary depending on room temperature. Approx. 45 minutes. (If you used rapid yeast skip this step – and jump down to dividing the dough between two greased loaf pans.
- Punch the dough back down with a wooden spoon. My kiddos really enjoyed this part!
- The dough will be really sticky, divide into two greased loaf pans. Let dough rise until it touches the top of the loaf pans.
- Bake for approx. 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Brush with butter, cool before cutting.