English Muffin Bread Recipe…

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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 holiday guests arrive. Just take a loaf out of the freezer the night before. We love that there are no added preservatives in this recipe.

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...

Easy to bake - English Muffin Bread. Freezes very well!

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!

Comments

  1. says

    Vicki & Jennifer, this English Muffin Bread looks so yummy and easy to make!!! I will definitely add it to my recipes and try soon. I agree with Coco – perfect to have with your yummy soups!!! xo Lisa

  2. Bambi says

    I can personally vouch for this super simple bread recipe. I took the same class with Vicki, 30 plus years ago, and I have been making this bread ever since. It is soooo easy, and it produces a great loaf with that home baked taste. As a note, I mix this in my KitchenAid stand mixer which takes all of the hard work out of working the flour mixture with the liquid. You can’t go wrong with this one.

  3. vicky t says

    How many tablespoons are two packets of yeast? 2 Tbsp?? Thank you… definitely going to try to make!