I like English muffins. I like to toast them for breakfast or turn them into Egg McMuffins. Unfortunately, as tasty as English muffins are, they can be a bit pricey. When I see them on sale for $1, I stock my freezer. For this reason, I was excited to find Crystal’s recipe for English Muffin Bread.
It has only a few ingredients and is simple to make – simpler than making my own English muffins, I presume. The taste and texture are just like English muffins and since that is what I enjoy most, I’m happy with this new recipe! My one complaint with this recipe is that my loaves tend to collapse a bit after the rising and during the baking. I’ll keep working on it. For now, the taste will keep me making this recipe.
This recipe makes two full-size loaves of English muffin bread. You can wrap an entire loaf in foil and freeze it that way. You can also take a loaf and slice it before freezing it in a large Ziploc bag. I like doing both. The slices are perfect to leave in the freezer and pull out two slices in the morning. Take them straight from the freezer to the toaster and you have a delicious breakfast in a matter of minutes. So, if you like English muffins like I do, I highly encourage you to give this bread a try!
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 heaping tablespoon yeast
1 scant tablespoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
5 1/2 cups flour
Put all ingredients into your mixer. Using your bread hook, mix the ingredients together. You can also mix the ingredients by hand with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl with a towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled.
When the dough is doubled, grease your hands and punch the dough down. Be prepared for the fact that this dough is very sticky! Then, divide the dough in half and pat dough into two greased loaf pans. Cover the loaf pans and let the dough rise again until the dough reaches the top of the pans.
Bake bread at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove bread from oven and flip bread from pans. Allow bread to cool before slicing. Store bread in freezer to maximize freshness.