- 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups warm milk (120° to 130°)
- 1/2 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda. Add warm milk and water; beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on high for 3 minutes.
- Stir in remaining flour (batter will be stiff). Do not knead. Grease two 8x4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle pans with cornmeal. Spoon batter into the pans and sprinkle cornmeal on top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks. Slice and toast. Yield: 2 loaves.
Reviews forEnglish Muffin Bread Loaf
"My sister gave me the recipe that my mother passed down to her. Of all the recipes I've checked, this is exactly the same.I made 2 loaves today and it is delicious!The second loaf may not be in the freezer too long though.."
"I have made this recipe many times and it has always been GREAT! I gave tried twice now to make with almond flour and almond milk. The first attempt was with artificial sweetener. Figured out that the sugar is what activates the yeast. BIG FLOP! Today is the second time and I'm not sure it's going to work this time either. Used the sugar this time but it doesn't have the elasticity as with regular flour. I'm also using flax seed meal in place of the cornmeal. Any suggestions or words of advise? Trying to go low carb and this isn't working! Thank you!"
"This is FANTASTIC. I make this at least once a month if not more."
"For the last 8 years I've tried to get this recipe to 'rise', have made it at least 75 times. YOUR version says to use electric mixer-THAT solved the problem. Now it rises to the occasion.Try this...add 1 1/2 - 2 cups white raisins...I even have used whole wheat flour!"
"This bread is delicious! I followed the recipe and it came out perfect. I will definitely be making this again,thanks for sharing."
"Awesome! I've never made actual english muffins but buy them often, and this is much better and homemade tasting. Fairly easy recipe too with only one rising. Toasted with butter and jam it is to die for :)"
"I made this and oh my gosh! It was sooo good! I gave a loaf to my sister and she loved it too. I love English muffins so this is something I plan to make a lot so that I always have some on hand. I'll never buy them again. The next time I make it, I'm going to divide the dough and make half with cinnamon and raisins and replace cornmeal with a cinnamon sugar mixture."
"Excellent and very easy to make. You can slice at the thickness you want. I won't be buying muffins again!!"