Sunday, 16 May 2010
Bran Microwave English Muffin Bread
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
/2 cup water
In large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, bran, undissolved yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda. Heat milk and water until very warm (125 to 130ºF). Stir liquid into dry ingredients. Mix in remaining flour to make smooth batter.
Grease two 8 1/2- × 4 1/2- × 2 1/2-inch microwave-safe loaf pans; sprinkle with cornmeal. Spoon batter into prepared pans; sprinkle tops with additional cornmeal. To rise: cook, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50% power) for 1 minute. Let rest 10 minutes. Repeat cooking and resting until batter doubles in size. To bake: cook one loaf at a time, on HIGH (100% power) for 5 minutes or until top is no longer moist. Let rest 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Slice and toast to serve.
Good served with jam and whipped cream - or butter an honey.