English Muffin Bread

Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 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.