Friday, April 13, 2012

Back to the kitchen....

Happy Friday 13th to you!  Hopefully none of you are superstitious.:-)

This is a busy day here already.  The men have been working in the garden, and Little Munchkin has been sitting here in the chair with me, catching up on blogs.:-)  The current excitement is a skink found  in our back yard.:-)  It has a red head, so that means it is an adult.  I learn something new everyday when Big Munchkin is around.:-)

Last week, as part of the lunch I prepared for our adult day care at church, I baked English Muffins in a Loaf.  Of course, there are no pictures.  I don't know what I was thinking about that day.:-)  Here is the recipe, though, one I have had in my files for many years.  I believe it came from the yeast package.  What I like about it is that no kneading is required, and the rising time is not lengthy.  I plan to experiment with whole wheat flour the next time I bake it.


5 3/4 cups flour (about)
2 packages yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water

- Measure flour by spooning lightly into cup.  Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda. 
- Heat milk and water to 120 to 130 degrees F.  Add to dry mixture; beat well.  Stir in enough more flour to make a very stiff batter.  Spoon into two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pans that have been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal.  Sprinkle tops with cornmeal.
- Cover; let rise in warm place 45 minutes.  Bake at 400 degrees F. for 25 minutes.  Remove from pans immediately and cool.

Now, it would have been good for me to have some of this baked and ready for our company this morning for breakfast.  Instead, we had Ezekiel 4:9 English muffins.   They were good, too.:-)

There is still something left from that lunch that I need to post, so that will be the topic of my next post.  I hope you will follow along!

Thank you to those of you who are staying with following/reading.  I certainly do appreciate your comments.


  1. Your bread sounds yummy. I'll be going to the grocery store with my knee scooter (and family) shortly. I'm ready for another outing!

  2. That sounds like an amazing recipe. I bet it was gone as soon as it was made. xo Diana

  3. Oh, your recipe sounds so good! Wish we had some for breakfast tomorrow

    Looking forward to tomorrows recipe!


  4. That does sound good, and easy!! Easy is one four-letter word that I enjoy a lot! Might just have to try this out one day soon!

    I know you're enjoying your Munchkins; they are such sweet little people! :-)

  5. Oooh, this sounds fabulous, Nellie! Thank you so much for your message...which header did your sweet Munchkin like...this new one with Leo framed in green? ♥♥

  6. Am so thrilled that you were in my email this morning! I'm just so tickled that you figured out the email signup. That was a good thing.

    Now you need to know that I LOVE English muffins. Probably my very favorite bread for breakfast. And I have had english muffin bread once in my life and it was delish! But I always thought making EM would be daunting so never looked into it. Well you have now taken my fears away. I'm going to actually try your recipe. Hopefully I can remember to take a picture (smile) that is if it isn't all gone before I get a chance. Thanks for sharing.


    PS I'd love to see a picture of yours the next time you make it.