English Muffin Bread is just like your favorite British breakfast, English Muffins, but in bread form. It’s makes for the perfect toast!
So I think I have been watching too much British TV recently because I have been having major cravings for toast. See my list of favorite British TV shows here!
If you ever watch British TV (BBC) do you notice how often they eat toast? They eat a lot of toast. For breakfast with tea and then they toast it over the fire in the evening before bed. The British like their toast and since more than half the blood coursing through my veins is British it is natural that I would crave toast!
I decided to satisfy this craving with some English Muffin Bread.
What is English Muffin Bread?
English Muffin Bread is basically an English Muffin in bread form. English muffins have been around for a while and date back to the 10th century. This bread has a coarser texture than regular bread and is delicious! The best part is that it makes great toast. The coarseness of the bread, when toasted, provides the perfect backdrop for butter, marmalade, jam or whatever you want to put on it.
How to Make English Muffin Bread
This bread is easy to make!
- Yeast. The yeast gets put in with the dry ingredients and then warm liquid is added in. Make sure you have the temperature just right – not too hot and not too cold. (105-110 degrees F) You can find all my best tips to work with yeast here.
- Cornmeal. One of the other distinguishing factors of an English muffin or English muffin bread is the dusting of cornmeal on the outer edges. I grease and dusted my bread pan with cornmeal.
- Mix dough in stand mixer with the dough hook. The dough is very soft.
- Grease bread pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.
- Cover the pan with a cloth and allow the dough to rise until the dough is 1/4″ above the rim of the pan.
- Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and smells heavenly!
- Wait until bread is cool before you slice and then toast.
What to put on toast
It is now ready for your favorite toast topping – which do you prefer butter or jam? Have you ever tried lemon curd or Nutella on your toast? It’s divine!
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English Muffin Bread
- 3 C flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 C milk
- 1/4 C water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- cornmeal to sprinkle in pan
- Mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and yeast in a large bowl.
- Combine milk, water and oil in a pan and heat to 120-130. Use a thermometer to be accurate. The liquid will feel quite hot (hotter than lukewarm but not too hot!)
- Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients
- Mix for 1-2 minutes or until dough is soft.
- Lightly grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 bread pan and sprinkle with cornmeal.
- Scoop the dough into the pan and level it off.
- Cover the pan and allow to rise until the dough is about 1/4″ above the rim of the pan. (about one hour)
- Preheat oven to 400 and bake for 20-25 minutes or until bread is golden brown.
- Allow to sit in pan for 5 minutes to cool and then remove to a rack for further cooling. Let bread cool before slicing.