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English Muffin Bread

english muffin bread recipeThe first time I made this bread, I was blown away by two things. 1. How much it tastes like an English muffin. And 2. How easy this bread is to make. My kids thought that this was the coolest thing, and ate both loaves in about 4 hours. It is crunchy on the outside and chewy and soft on the inside. I sliced my bread, and toasted it, so it was crunchy all over. A generous slather of butter and jam, and you have a delicious way to start the day.

english muffin bread recipe

6 cups flour
2 packages yeast
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt

english muffin bread recipePrepare two 8×4 x2 loaf pans. Coat with butter or cooking spray and coat with cornmeal. Tap out excess cornmeal. Set pans aside.

english muffin bread recipeIn a saucepan, stir together milk, water, sugar, and salt. Heat until warm, about 120 degrees.

english muffin bread recipeIn a large bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, yeast, and baking soda.

english muffin bread recipeStir the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon, add the rest of the flour. Mix until it comes together.

english muffin bread recipeDivide the dough into half. Put the dough into the pans.

english muffin bread recipeCover with a towel and let rise until it doubles in size, about 45 minutes.

english muffin bread recipeBake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. The loaves will be golden brown and will sound hollow when tapped. Cool on racks. Recipe from Better Home and Gardens.


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Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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  • Rebeccanewbill

    My dough turned out wet after I added all the ingredients. Is that normal, did I need to add more flower? I measures everything accordingly. Just curious.

    • Rebeccanewbill

      Haha flower = flour. Geez

    • thecreativemama

      It is a pretty wet dough, but a lot of things influence how your dough turns out. The weather especially.

  • Hamish’s Mom

    I frequently buy English Toasting Bread from the grocery as it is just so good … I’m hoping this is similar as it is costly to buy pre-made. I’m so looking forward to giving this a try!

    • Hamish’s Mom

      We tried this and really liked it toasted. I have a question for you, we actually had to work the remainder of the flour into the dough with our hands as opposed to continuing to use the wooden spoon, was our dough too dry? We used bread flour, do you think there would be a difference by using all purpose flour?

      Thank you for sharing this recipe, we will be making it again!

  • Heather :) :) :)

    this looks great. This will taste fabulous toasted and lots of butter…It’s always the best when it’s toasted crispy with lots of “crater” butter :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  • Jill Franklin

    I not really a fan of English Muffins…but wow! this looks good! May have to give it a try. =)

  • Karin

    Looks like a lovely treat for a sunday brunch!