English Muffin Bread from United Kingdom

English Muffin Bread was my first choice when I decided on this letter. I have always wanted to try this bread for a long time. I had my eye on those small buns as well. However, I decided I would bake the loaf as it was so much more appealing.

I remember Pavani baking this bread and I had bookmarked it. Well, I have bookmarked so many bread from her collection and her breads are always so beautiful. Somehow I felt my oven doesn’t give out bread with the same ease as cakes or cookies. I knew the reason being me stuck at 185C. Anyway, it was also one of the reasons why this bread looks slightly pale. I am planning to bake this again at 200C.

The day I baked this bread, it was pretty hot and the dough rose so quickly. I was so unprepared and had to quickly bake it leaving other tasks aside. Peddu was so after me to let him dig into this bread. I had to quickly slice and click pictures. I didn’t toast and just had with mango jam spread on it. It was so delicious.

Kids have started their next academic year and this week has been so hectic, waking up early to pack their lunch box. Boys are now promoted to six grade and they say they are now in middle school and hence have to be called ‘Annas’, well sadly there isn’t anybody to call them that at home. Hopefully, their primary class friends might. Konda’s twelfth classes have also begun. All three will have the whole of May for summer vacation.

With the new year, we are getting used to the new school timings. Luckily getting up early, should help me with some extra work for the blog as well. Especially now with the baking. I am getting so worried that I have only this week ready and should plan for the next week soon.

While I ponder how to do that, you enjoy this post!

English Muffin Bread

Today is E for English Muffin Bread from the United Kingdom

In the ABC Bake around the World series:

A for Afghan Biscuit from New Zealand
B for Brownie from the United States
C for Cheese Crackers with Parmesan from Italy
D for Devil’s Food Cake from the United States

Step by Step Pictures for Baking English Muffin Bread 

English Muffin Bread

3 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp Instant Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
1.5 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Water
2 tbsp Olive Oil

Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and instant yeast in a large mixing bowl.
Add Olive Oil, and milk to the flour and slowly add water.
Mix well, and continue kneading for 10 mins. The Dough will be quite sticky.
Lightly grease a 8 x4 ” loaf pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Scoop the dough into the prepared pan. Cover the pan with a cling wrap. Set aside to rise in a warm place for 45 mins to 60 mins or until the dough is about 1/4″ above the rim of the baking pan.
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Remove the cover and bake the bread for 22 to 27 minutes or until its golden brown.
Remove the bread from the oven and after 5 minutes turn it out onto a wire rack to cool. Let the bread cool completely before slicing.

Notes

The recipe calls for the liquid to be warmed up in a microwave for 30~60 seconds. I simply added warm milk.
The climate was very hot when I was baking this bread and so it rose much within 40 mins. And much above the rim. I was little in a hurry to click, so removed it before it could cool down. And hence the crumbs not properly set.

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English Muffin Bread
English Muffin Bread is a classic toasting bread from the United Kingdom. It's mostly served as a bread for brunch and makes a delicious sandwich loaf.
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Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine United Kingdom
By Cook Method Oven
By Diet Kid Friendly
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Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine United Kingdom
By Cook Method Oven
By Diet Kid Friendly
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and instant yeast in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add Olive Oil, and milk to the flour and slowly add water.
  3. Mix well, and continue kneading for 10 mins. The Dough will be quite sticky.
  4. Lightly grease a 8 x4 " loaf pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Scoop the dough into the prepared pan. Cover the pan with a cling wrap. Set aside to rise in a warm place for 45 mins to 60 mins or until the dough is about 1/4" above the rim of the baking pan.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  6. Remove the cover and bake the bread for 22 to 27 minutes or until its golden brown.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven and after 5 minutes turn it out onto a wire rack to cool. Let the bread cool completely before slicing.
Recipe Notes

The recipe calls for the liquid to be warmed up in a microwave for 30~60 seconds. I simply added warm milk.

The climate was very hot when I was baking this bread and so it rose much within 40 mins. And much above the rim.

I was little in a hurry to click, so removed it before it could cool down. And hence the crumbs not properly set.

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12 comments

  1. I just mentioned about patience when planning to bake a bread. I see that you get as restless as me in the process 🙂 But the bread looks good. I can imagine the Mango jam slathered on this slice and yummm.

  2. Valli, I had also picked this bread for the alphabet, but had found something else. I need to bake this beauty sometime soon. Love the texture of it and talk about kids….My breads never get a chance to rest completely before I slice them. They are always behind me making me feel guilty that I am not feeding them.

  3. The loaf looks so beautiful and it has a nice colour on it. Love this bread version of the classic English muffin. Nowadays once I pull the bread out of the oven, I get the ut of the house because otherwise I would unmould and cut it before time 😁 Good luck for the rest of the bakes!

  4. That’s a gorgeous loaf of bread! I was aware of the English Muffin but didn’t know about the bread. Looks great! Did u say Konda is in 12th..! Oh my how time flies,I still remembering reading about her and the boys as tiny kids on your other blog back in the day. I’ve been meaning to ask you how they’ve been doing 🙂 good to know all is well.

  5. even i have something similar planned down the line – hopefully , your idea to make it into a loaf is great …it has been baked wonderfully – u r becoming an avid bread baker

  6. This is one of my favorite breads too Valli. Yours turned out great. Thank you for the mention 🙂
    Good luck to the twins in Middle school and Konda in 12th grade.

  7. This english muffin bread is one among my favourite bread too, and this looks prefect to kick start a day with some nutella spread, fantastic. Wow kids are grown up na, best wishes to your kids Valli.

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