I actually had two batches of bread going -- one to let rise overnight in the refrigerator and this recipe for English Muffin Toasting Bread from the King Arthur website (of course) that I wanted to bake last night. I would like to say that it was my superior bread-recipe logic skills that led me to this recipe, but dumb luck would probably be more accurate.
It turned out to be a beautiful riser - the dough acted very much like English Muffin Dough (shocker, duh, Cher it was a recipe for EM toasting bread). About 45 minutes later it was ready to go into the oven. And less than 90 minues after I started, I had a loaf of bread.
I love homemade English Muffins - but I hate the personal attention you have to give to each muffin. I can't help it - I am a "one and done" kind of chic. And hey - any time you can get from scratch bread in an hour and a half... well, what more can a girl say.
Well, the wheat bread is about ready to go in the oven. And goofy me, I forgot the pot of coffee I made almost an hour ago (but my cup with the cream in it is sitting next to the pot). So, on to my pot of coffee and to enjoying a most beautiful Friday where I don't have to go to work! I even got to take my 5 AM run at 7!
Have a great day!