Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in a warm place (80-100 degrees) for about 1 hour, or until
the batter has doubled in volume-it will be quite bubbly.
Stir down the batter-like dough and add the dissolved baking soda. Be certain
it is well blended. Spoon or pour into the pans, pushing the dough
into the corners with a rubber spatula. The pans will be about 2/3rds full.
Lay plastic wrap over the pans and return to a warm place. The dough will rise to the edge of the pans, about 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees 20 minutes before baking.
Bake the loaves for about 1 hour. The loaves will be well browned and pull away from the sides of the pan when done.
Turn the bread out from the pans. Allow to cool on a wire rack before
cutting. The loaves can be kept for several months in a 0 degree freezer.
This post was originally posted on my blog at “A Mom’s Thoughts and Random Writings” It has been a little while since we enjoyed English Muffin Bread at our house, our oven was out for an extended period of time. But we will definitely be indulging soon with our new oven! 😊
For my dried herbs/spices, I have two sites I use the most.
Between these two sites, I can always get what I need in the way of essential oils, spices, herbs, seasonings, oils for lip balm, lotion, etc, and even the containers needed to store the things I have created.
So far, neither of these sites are listed on any of my cashback sites. But that’s okay, I still like them and I save money by getting my herbs in a larger quantity than what is on the grocery store shelf.
And they are sooo much fresher!
I also like to shop with a friend on these when I can. It helps both my friend and I out when we can split shipping and even products.
I usually shop at The Bulk Herb Store for most of my bulk dried herbs. I love their herbal mixes, which includes their Cough Tea, Double-E Immune Boost Tea, Mama’s Milk Tea, and, one of our favorite, Doctor Cinnamon. I also get Bentonite Clay from them and have recently been using one of the HerbaSmoothie mixes.
I also love the fact that you can learn so much about herbs right on The Bulk Herb Store site. Each page is loaded with a ton of info about each product. Many times there are excerpts from several herb books telling about what the herb is used for right on the herb page. They also list whether or not an herb should be used while pregnant or nursing, which is very helpful. There are also simple directions listed on the site telling how to make herbal preparations, such as a tincture, salve, etc.
And last but not least, there are numerous how-to videos. These are fun and informative.
Bottom line: Go check The Bulk Herb Store out. Even if you are new to herbs, this is a great place to learn.
Mountain Rose Herbs is also an awesome site for learning and shopping. I have not used one thing from them that disappointed me. They usually have good prices and a great selection of high quality herbs, spices, essential oils, carrier oils, clays, teas, bath and body products, etc, etc. It is a really fun site to shop!One thing I really like about Mountain Rose is the bulk quantity discounts. From their site:
“Bulk Ordering Discounts
Mix and match to receive substantial discounts without having to purchase multiple pounds of the same herb. Accumulate the total whole poundage of your order to receive these discounts
(does not apply to ounce orders)
5-9 lbs – 10% 10-24 lbs – 15%
25-49 lbs – 20% 50-99 lbs – 30%
100+ lbs – 40%”
This can be so helpful when putting in an order! Last time I ordered, it was easy for me to get the 10% discount. I also got some items in my order on sale, and then with the 10% discount it really paid off.
Mountain Rose Herbs also has a large selection of supplies to help with all kinds of herbal projects. Tins, jars, dropper bottles, lip balm tubes, etc.
Thanks for reading about some of my ways of shopping without having to load everyone in the car! I will share more later, but in the meantime, what are your favorite ways to get the supplies you need?