English Muffin Loaves

english muffin breadThis simple, but exceptionally tasty bread is great for toast, garlic bread, and even small sandwiches!

2 packages yeast

6 cups flour

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 cups milk

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup water

cornmeal

Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda.  Heat liquids until very warm (120-130F).  Add to dry mixture; beat well.  Stir in rest of flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon into two 8½ x 4½ pans that have been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal.  Sprinkle tops with cornmeal.  Cover; let rise in warm place for 45 minutes.  Bake at 400F for 25 minutes.  Remove from pans immediately and cool.

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