Dear god, yes!

Dear god, yes!

Ok folks, here's the thing.  I do not go in for this New Age, wheatless nonsense.  Give me carbs and give me a lot of them.  I could eat nothing but bread for the rest of my life and die a happy man. This man could live by bread alone.  And the best kind of bread, the very best kind, is homemade bread.  Bread is one of the oldest cooked foods known to man (it's approximately 30,000 years old!) and there's a good reason why.  Bread is freaking delicious.  Also it's a way better way to eat wheat than just as cream of wheat or whatever (ugh.)

So November 17th is Homemade Bread Day, i.e. the best day ever.  So in honor of the best day ever, let me give you the recipe for my favorite homemade bread, English Muffin Bread!  (From which is the best website.)

2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons cornmeal
6 cups bread flour
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1. Warm the milk and water in a small saucepan until very warm (125 degrees F/50 degrees C). Lightly grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans; sprinkle cornmeal inside pans.
2. In a large bowl, mix together 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda. Stir milk into the flour mixture; beat well. Stir in the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff batter is formed. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place for until nearly doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool.
Here it is in all its toasted and buttered glory.  Bask in its amazingness.

Here it is in all its toasted and buttered glory. Bask in its amazingness.

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