Like english muffins, slices of this bread must be toasted to taste right. Grandma used to bake this in large greased cans coated with cornmeal, which added to the english muffin appearance. Today she uses non-stick pans.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1/4 cup water
Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle.
Divide dough into two unequal parts, and shape into loaves. Place in one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and one 7 x 3 inch loaf pan; non-stick pans are preferable, but greased and floured normal pans will suffice. Cover, and allow to raise until doubled in size.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for about 15 minutes. Grandma bakes hers longer for a more browned and chewier crust.