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English Muffin Bread Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.

Makes

2 loaves (12 pieces each)

Many years ago, a good friend gave me her mother's recipe for this delightful bread, and I've made it ever since. Toast it up for breakfast and don't forget to slather on your favorite jam. —Jane Zielinski, Rotterdam Junction, New York
English Muffin Bread Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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 whole milk (120° to 130°)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • Cornmeal

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks. Slice and toast. FREEZE OPTION: Securely wrap each loaf in loaf; freeze. Thaw at room temperature.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze one loaf to enjoy weeks later.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 111 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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