COOKING FOR A CROWD - ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD

COOKING FOR A CROWD - ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD

2 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 pounds all-purpose flour
6 ounces granulated sugar
2 ounces salt
10 ounces eggs (about 6 total), beaten
1 1/4 ounces active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (110°F)
2 pounds all-purpose flour
2 ounces cornmeal

  1. Combine 2 cups warm water and oil in mixer bowl.

  2. Add 2 lb flour, sugar, salt, and eggs to water-oil mixture.

  3. Dissolve yeast in 1 1/2 cups warm (110°F) water. Add to flour mixture. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, using dough arm.

  4. Add enough remaining flour (2 lb) to make a stiff batter. Cover and let rise until light and double in bulk. Punch down dough.

  5. Grease five loaf pans (5x9x2-3/4 inches). Sprinkle with cornmeal. Scale 1 lb 8 oz dough per pan. Shape and place in pans. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Cover. Let rise until double in bulk.

  6. Bake at 375° for 40-50 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped lightly.

Yield: 5 1/8 lb loaves