Berry English Muffin Bread

Gold Medal® Flour Recipe Contest 2010!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Cornmeal
3 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
package regular active dry yeast
1 1/4
cups warm buttermilk (105°F to 115°F)
1/3
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1 1/2
cups mixed dried berries such as blueberries, cherries and strawberries (about 9 oz)

  • 1 Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, or grease with shortening. Sprinkle cornmeal inside of pan to coat.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt, baking soda and yeast. Add warm buttermilk and warm water; beat with spoon until well blended. Stir in remaining 1 3/4 cups flour to form a stiff batter. Stir in berries. Spread in pan. Cover loosely, and let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until batter is doubled in size.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Use serrated knife to cut into slices.

Expert Tips

Like English muffins, slices of this bread are excellent served toasted then buttered. No need for jam with this berry-studded loaf!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
5),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1/2g
1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.