From a Fleischmann's Yeast recipe book. This is one bread that does not really taste good until it is toasted, but then it's great. Very quick and easy. I've only done the orange-nut variation, loved it. I am sure you can come up with other great variations, let everyone know!
- Place warm water in large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Stir in warm milk, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Gradually stir in enough flour to make soft dough.
- Grease well a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches microwave-safe loaf pan; sprinkle with cornmeal. Place batter in pan; sprinkle with additional cornmeal. To let rise, microwave uncovered, on MEDIUM (50% power) for 1 minute. Let rest 10 minutes. Repeat microwaving and resting 1 or 2 times, until doubled in size. (Or just cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled - obviously this will take a bit longer).
- To bake, microwave on HIGH (100% power) for 4 to 6 minutes or until top is no longer moist. Let stand 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan; let cool on wire rack. Slice and toast to serve.
- Caution: Recipe developed for 650 watt microwave oven. If yours is stronger, shorten the time. You can always add time, you cannot subtract it.
- Whole Wheat: Substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour. Proceed as above.
- Cinnamon-Date: Add 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon along with baking soda; blend well. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped or snipped pitted dates, along with flour. Proceed as above.
- Orange-Nut: Add 1 tbsp grated orange peel along with baking soda; blend well. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds along with flour. Proceed as above. (I actually like pecans better).
Made the cinnamon & date version of this bread, & was a bit generous with both amounts of those ingredients! Absolutely great tasting as a warm, toasty treat! We had several pieces with a sweet potato spread & more with a thin slather of cream cheese ~ Both very, very nice! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars recipe tag]
This is interesting stuff. It definitely needs to be toasted before eating. It doesn't taste all that much like English muffins, but it makes pretty good toast. It doesn't really have a crust. It's incredibly easy to make. A nice recipe to have around in case you suddenly run out of bread. Thanks for posting!
Wow, this was easy, fast & tastes great! I love that there is no kneading involved! Thanks for sharing this technique.