Cranberry English Muffin Loaf

Hands on Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes including rise time
Yield: 2 medium loaves

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Great texture, quick and easy. This can even be baked in the micro-wave! Lovely for holiday breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup Wheat germ
  • 2 cups WEM Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • cornmeal

Instructions

    1. Heat milk.
    2. Add honey and butter or oil. Let cool.
    3. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
    4. Stir in milk mixture, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, salt, soda, and cranberries. Beat well by hand or with electric mixer.
    5. Stir in rest of flour.
    6. Coat two 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch loaf pans with cooking spray. Sprinkle sides and bottom lightly with cornmeal.
    7. Spoon batter into pans and pat smooth. Sprinkle tops lightly with cornmeal.
    8. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 25-30 minutes or until dough reaches 3/4 up the side of the pan.
    9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    10. Bake 25 minutes. Cool on rack

MICRO-WAVE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Reduce flour by 1/2 cup. Mix and spoon into microwave-proof loaf pans prepared with cooking spray and cornmeal.
  2. Microwave each loaf separately on HIGH power 6 1/2 minutes. Allow to rest 5 minutes before removing from pans.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

English Muffin Cinnamon-Raisin Loaf: Omit cranberries and add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon with last cup of flour. Stir in 1/2 cup raisins.
Nuts are a nice addition too.

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