This English Muffin Bread Recipe for the bread machine has turned into a family favorite bread
machine recipe. I previously shared this recipe on the blog when I talked about 5 reasons you need a bread machine. But, this bread recipe has turned into such a favorite, that I didn’t want you to miss it, so I’m promoting it to a blog post all its own.
Filled with nooks and crannies that English Muffins are known for, this bread machine recipe is no exception! It doesn’t taste exactly like English Muffins, but it does taste exactly what you’d expect English Muffin Bread to taste like!
You know how English Muffins have that dusting of cornmeal on the outside? Well, this bread machine recipe even allows for that cornmeal coating. Although it takes a little more of your time if you take the time to roll the dough in cornmeal, I think it’s definitely worth it!
Rolling the dough in cornmeal is, however, completely optional. If you’d like your English Muffin Bread to have a dusting of cornmeal, then you’ll want to follow this step. Otherwise, feel free to skip right over this extra step. I found this original recipe on King Arthur Flour’s website and originally shared it on The Birch Cottage blog here.
English Muffin Bread Ingredients
This is the list of ingredients used in this recipe. You might want to gather these up in preparation for making this bread.
- white vinegar
- baking powder
- all-purpose flour
- instant yeast
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English Muffin Bread Supplies
These are the supplies (or similar) I used to make this recipe. Gathering these up before beginning to make this bread recipe, would probably be really helpful. If you have questions about the supplies or this recipe, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
- bread machine
- liquid measuring cup
- dry measuring cup
- measuring spoons
- cooling rack
- bread storage container
ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD RECIPE FOR THE BREAD MACHINE
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- ¼ to ⅓ cup water
- 1 cup lukewarm milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1½ teaspoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 3½ cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 2¼ teaspoons instant yeast
- Cornmeal (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients into the bucket of your bread machine. Use the smaller amount of water in the summer, or during humid conditions; use the larger amount of water in winter, or if you're in a dry climate.
- Program your machine for basic white bread, light crust. Midway through the second kneading cycle, check the dough; it should be soft, smooth and slightly sticky. Adjust the dough's consistency with additional flour or water, if necessary.
- For a true English muffin effect, remove the dough after either the final kneading or before the final rise and roll it in cornmeal.
- Place the dough back in the machine to rise and bake.
- Remove the finished bread from the machine, and cool it on a rack.
- This recipe makes one 1-1/2 pound loaf of bread.
This English Muffin Bread recipe for the bread machine makes a really nice loaf of bread that’s perfect toasted and served with butter and jam. It’s a little slice of heaven! It also makes an amazing grilled cheese sandwich! Simply butter the outside of two slices of bread, place a couple of your favorite slices of cheese in the middle and cook in a skillet over medium heat until toasted on both sides. Talk about gooey perfection!
Okay, I’m supposed to be trying to lose weight. This recipe is not helping my cause in the least! At least it’s preservative-free, right?!
Do you have a favorite bread machine recipe? I’d love to hear about it and give it a try! This English Muffin Bread recipe for the bread machine is definitely one of my favorite bread machine recipes right now.
If you need convincing a bread machine is right for you or help selecting a bread machine, be sure to read my posts titled:
- 5 Reasons You Need a Bread Machine
- 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Bread Machine
Til next time…