English Muffin Bread…

I’m sure most of us are getting ready for Thanksgiving and possibly hosting company.  When we have overnight guests in our home I like to be sure that I have food on hand that our guests can help themselves to in case they awake before me.

I love this recipe for English Muffin Bread. Back in the dark ages, before I got married, I took a cooking class at a community school. That’s where this recipe came from.

The bread is easy to make and it freezes very well.  An added bonus for when those guests arrive. Just take a loaf out of the freezer the night before.

English Muffin Bread… makes 2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of yeast
  • 6 cups unsifted flour - divided
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cornmeal

Instructions

Combine 3 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda. Heat liquids until very warm (120-130 degrees). Add to dry mixture, beat well. Stir in rest of flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon into two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pans that have been greased and dusted with cornmeal. Sprinkle tops with cornmeal. Cover: let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool. Slice and serve. Makes 16 slices per loaf

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Grease the pans and dust with cornmeal…

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...Start heating the milk and water…

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...Be sure to use a thermometer for accurate heating…

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...Adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients…

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...The dough is lumpy and a bit sticky.  Divide evenly for the two loaf pans.

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...Cover and set in a warm place so the dough can rise for 45 minutes.

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...Fresh out of the oven…

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...And slathered with butter :)  This bread is great toasted,  We love it with apple butter and pumpkin butter at this time of year.  Sometimes I have a slice at lunch time with peanut butter.

English Muffin Bread - Easy to make and this bread freezes very well. It's great to make ahead for your overnight guests...For freezing: I wrap the bread in parchment or waxed paper and then place it in a freezer bag.  I hope you give this recipe a try – you won’t be sorry!