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English Muffin Bread Loaf Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes: 32 servings

Many years ago, a good friend gave me her mother's recipe for this delightful bread, and I've made it ever since. It's perfect for a hearty breakfast, especially when smothered with you favorite jam. —Jane Zielinski, Rotterdam Junction, New York

Ingredients

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. Yield: 2 loaves.
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Originally published as English Muffin Bread in Reminisce May/June 1994, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 83 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews

Jun. 7, 2018

Have been using this recipe for nearly 40 years, & sharing it for nearly 40 years! I have even mailed it from PA to Texas to friends that could no longer make it themselves. Great recipe & very easy to make!

Mar. 5, 2018

Very good and easy to make!

Dec. 29, 2017

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..

Oct. 22, 2017

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!

Apr. 30, 2017

This is FANTASTIC. I make this at least once a month if not more.

Dec. 21, 2016

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!

Aug. 6, 2016

This bread is delicious! I followed the recipe and it came out perfect. I will definitely be making this again,

thanks for sharing.

Mar. 19, 2016

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 :)

Mar. 29, 2015

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.

Mar. 1, 2015

Made this recipe for Sunday morning brunch today, easy to make but found the bread way to dense. I'm looking for a lighter texture and prefer it to taste more like the Thomas muffins you purchase, a gluten free version wold be a major plus.

Reviews

Jun. 7, 2018

Have been using this recipe for nearly 40 years, & sharing it for nearly 40 years! I have even mailed it from PA to Texas to friends that could no longer make it themselves. Great recipe & very easy to make!

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