Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 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.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze one loaf to enjoy weeks later.
1 slice: 83 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.Originally published as English Muffin Bread in Reminisce May/June 1994Read Next
Jun 27, 2018
I have been looking for a recipe for this Bread since our trips to Wisconsin and they made a great one. This one is terrific and I will continue making this.
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.
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