Tuesday, January 15, 2013

English Toasting Bread: ExpressBake 80 min. setting

If you love english muffins, 

then you will want to make this bread. 

When toasted, it has a great crunch on the outside. And who doesn't love all those nooks & cranny's that butter and honey can melt into.

English Toasting Bread

1. Place all ingredients into bread pan in the order listed.

3/4 c milk (I warm the milk 1 min. in the microwave)
1/2 c boiling water
2 t sugar
1 t salt
3 c all purpose flour
1/4 t baking soda
Make a small well in the top of your flour and add 
2 t instant dry yeast (I have really good luck with Fleischmann's Brand)

2. Set the Bread Machine on the ExpressBake 80 min. setting and press Start. 

Check after 5 min., scrape the sides if needed. Your dough should be smooth, soft pliable ball that is slightly tacky to the touch.

(If it's dry add 1T or less of boiling water at a time and let mix thoroughly.)

Now let the machine do it's magic!

3. After the baking is completed, remove the bread from the bread pan. 

4. Place on a cooling rack for at least 1 hour before slicing.