English Muffin Bread

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Hey y’all!!! We hope you’re doing well and enjoying some wonderful Summertime activities.

Today I’m happily making fresh loaves of English Muffin Bread to take to the lake for the holiday. I wish you could smell the fresh-baked fragrance permeating through the house! Don’t you just love that smell?  Here’s how you make your very own loaves…

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 peach butter and peach jelly 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...

English Muffin Bread Collage

For freezing: I wrap the bread in parchment or waxed paper and then place it in a freezer bag.  It doesn’t take very long to thaw and it tastes just as fresh as when you take it out of the oven.

I hope you give this recipe a try – you won’t be sorry! And…your guests will love you for it!

XO~Vicki

14 Comments

  1. Love fresh baked bread! This looks delicious and pretty easy. Enjoy your holiday at the lake!!

    1. Hi Angie – we love fresh baked bread too. This bread recipe is very easy to bake and a family favorite. We hope you give it a try!

    1. Hey Kris – You are absolutely right…it smells wonderful! We love it in the mornings 🙂 Enjoy the holiday!

  2. Vicki, wow I can smell it from here. It looks delish and I love the freezer idea too. Have a wonderful time at the lake, Lisa

    1. Yes Lisa…and it is delicious! Enjoy a slice right now at the lake 🙂 Hope you have a fab holiday!

  3. amazing!!!! everyone loves it—second batch rising (-: thanks so much

    1. Hey Sydney – you are such a wonderful culinary expert, you will have no problem baking this bread! Let us know what you think 🙂

  4. This looks so good! There’s just something about fresh baked bread that smells like home. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Hugs, CoCo

    1. You are so correct CoCo! Fresh baked bread brings back memories of “home”! Cheers to a sunny day and fabulous weekend!

  5. I’m fortunate enough to have had this delicious bread on many occasions!

  6. This looks so good! The picture with all that yummy bread covered in butter and thinking about having a piece with peach jelly….my mouth is watering! (btw, love your new profile pic!).

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