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English Muffin Bread Recipe

English Muffin Bread

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"This bread has the chewy consistency of English muffins. It's especially good toasted!"

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Original recipe makes 2 - 8x4 inch loaf pans Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  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.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2004

I cut this recipe in half and made it in my bread machine. I added about 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of butter. It's great. Tastes good as bread and toasts beautifully. The texture is good and the taste is great. I did have to add a little more water as it mixed, but each bread machine is different.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2005

This recipe is a nice "starting off point" but personally I think 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for two loaves is not enough.... I put 1/2 teaspoon for two loaves and also the "batter" came out dry....english muffin batter should be "spreadable" so I added the 2 cups milk but instead of 1/2 cup water I added a whole cup plus a few tablespoons..... The end product was DELICIOUS but I did tinker quite a bit with the recipe.

Nov 23, 2007

This is the exact recipe my aunt has been using for years and we go crazy whenever she gives us a loaf. It's fantastic. Some tips for beginner bakers: This bread is perfect for beginners...it's very simple and there is no kneeding involved. You can use an instant read thermometer when warming your milk in a saucepan. It just needs to be somewhere between 120 and 130 degrees. Crisco works well for greasing the pans. Don't use a hand mixer to mix the dough..it's far too sticky. Use a Kichenaid mixer with a dough hook (switch to the dough hook AFTER the second round of flour goes in). If you don't have a Kitchenaid, you can use a cuisinart with the dough blade...it works just as well. If you have neither, you can mix it by hand, but that's sort of a pain. After you divide the dough into the pans (and before it starts to rise), sprinkle a little more cornmeal on top for more of an english muffin look. The bread is best toasted! We usually eat it with just butter, pb &j, or cream cheese. Oh..and I bake it at 425 instead of 400 because I like a crispier crust.

Feb 07, 2004

I've made this recipe dozens of times; even doubled it to make four loaves because it doesn't last long around my house. It's wonderful toasted or just sliced from the loaf with jam/butter. The texture is wonderful and the flavor is just like an English Muffin but without all the preservatives manufacturers add in. I love it!

Feb 19, 2005

one of the best recipes i've ever used!! came out exactly as promised. i used an electric mixer on the first beating for about 5 minutes to develop the gluten. beat the batter until it got stringy. then only added about 2 1/2 cups to get a soft dough. kneaded that for about 5 minutes and baked for about 40 minutes. put a cake pan on the bottom shelf of the oven and put 1 cup boiling water in when i put the loaves in the oven. the bread is absolutely delicious and perfect. i've enclosed a picture of these first 2 loaves. thanks, gordon

Feb 07, 2004

Wow! I adore english muffins and I really loved this bread. It was just like eating an english muffin without the crust underneath the muffin. Toasted and lightly buttered, this bread was awesome. I was able to make it in my bread machine, too -- I cut the recipe in half to make a 1.5 lb loaf and used 1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast instead of 2 1/4 tsp (.25 oz) active dry yeast. I also added about 1.5 tablespoon butter to the dough. I let it run on my basic setting with light crust. I let it cook for about 50 out of the 60 minutes, but it would have turned out fine if I had left it in the entire time, but it the crust was light and crunchy at 50 mins. A great recipe, I'm sure to use it often. Thanks!

Jun 18, 2005

I don't know why but my bread didn't rise enough. When I put in the oven, the dough had doubled in size. However, there was no rise during the baking. One would think that bread would rise a lot in the oven. Is this what other people experienced as well?

Jan 27, 2011

This is almost the exact recipe my great aunt has made for years! We all go crazy over it. I do a couple of things different than this recipe. First: I use 2 1/2 cups of milk in place of the 1/2 cup water. Second, I just use all-purpose flour. Finally, to make it a little healthier I only use 1 tsp of salt (you'll never notice a difference!) When baking I like to put tin-foil over the loaves after 10 minutes of baking and leave on for the remaining 15. Loaves still get crunchy but not quite as dark on top. This recipe is a keeper! :)


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  • Calories
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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