English Muffin Bread


4 Servings

Universal recipe

Prep time15 minutes
Recipe Typesbreads


This recipe can be halved. I make a half recipe with 2 guests and use my 3 x 6 loaf pans for individual loaves (be sure to tuck a steak knife undert the rim of their bread plates). A full recipe can be "stretched" to make 6 (smaller - let raise a bit longer) of these.


6call purpose flour
2pkactive dry yeast
1⁄4tbaking soda
2 1⁄2cvery warm water


Into a large bowl, sift 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and baking soda. Add 2 1/2 cups very warm (not hot) water. Stir well (or beat). Add the remaining 3 cups flour and mix well. Spoon into 4 to 6 bread pans (3 X 6) that have been sprayed with non-stick spray. Let raise 15 to 20 minutes in a warm kitchen. Bake in a pre-heated 375 F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and serve on bread plates for best effect with guests.


I bake the egg bake in the oven with the bread and both are usually done at the same time. The eggs may take an extra few minutes so leave in while serving bread.

I usually tell the guests, "We have been informed you can be trusted with sharp implements so you each have a steak knife tucked under your bread plate to cut your bread with."

My most asked question is, "May we have the rest of our bread to take with us?" - if there is any left!