English Muffin Bread

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English Muffin Bread

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Published prior to 2008

For those of you who don't feel like doing a lot of rolling and cutting, here's an English muffin bread developed for the bread machine. It makes a mild-flavored, light-textured 1 1/2-pound loaf, perfect for toast.

1 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 to 1/3 cup water
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

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. Yield: 1 loaf.

Nutrition information per serving (1/2-inch slice, 45g): 80 cal, 1.5g fat, 3g protein, 16g complex carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 1mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 56mg potassium, 9RE vitamin A, 1mg iron, 55mg calcium, 37mg phosphorus.


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  • star rating 05/02/2015
  • Ellen from Locust Grove, VA
  • I found using the KA bread flour worked better in my machine vs regular. I LOVE my sandwiches toasted and my other breads I make in my machine just never toasted correctly. I also warm my milk and water to 115 degrees then add the vinegar and EVOO (I prefer it over regular oil). My next batch I'll try the butter. This is the best toast for a BLT which I have at least once a week. My tops on my breads always sink, but it doesn't effect the taste of the bread...
  • 03/23/2015
  • Allison from
  • Most of the recipes for my machine call for 1 tsp of yeast for this size bread. Do I definitely use 2 1/4 tsp of yeast?

    We do recommend using the listed 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast when making this in your bread machine to help get all those nooks and crannies that make English Muffin Bread so delicious! We apologize for any confusion regarding the use of the bread machine with this recipe--it's counterpart, the English Muffin Toasting Bread, is best made by hand because of the need to vigorously mix it for 1 minute before the first rise, but this recipe has been adjusted so that it can be made in a bread machine. Go ahead and follow the recipe as instructed and we hope you are pleased with the results! Happy baking! --Kye@KAF

  • star rating 03/03/2015
  • Ben from Orlando
  • This is the best bread, EVER! Light tasting, low calorie and makes great French toast. The recipe is for 1.5 lb loaf. I wish they had the recipe in 1lb loaf too. Wheat as well. I only just bought my bread machine in January 2015 and I've baked 10 of these loaves. It's that good.
  • star rating 03/01/2015
  • Meshell87 from KAF Community
  • I would love to adapt this making it Multigrain or Whole wheat. Any suggestions for doing this?br />Thank you for reaching out to us. Our Review area is made available to offer customers a way to share feedback about their experience with the goods and recipes we offer. We do want to answer your question, and ask that you please call our friendly team at 1-800-827-6836 or send an email through the Contact Us web page. We look forward to assisting you! ~ MJ @ KAF
  • 01/11/2015
  • bsullivan00 from KAF Community
  • can i make this using active dry yeast? Absolutely. Proof the same amount of active dry yeast in 2T of water with a pinch of sugar, and add it to the liquids at the start of the recipe. Happy baking! Laurie@KAF
  • star rating 01/04/2015
  • Melanie from Pittsburgh
  • We just got our machine (Sunbeam 5891) and this is the second thing we've made. My husband declared yesterday that we had to find a recipe for English Muffin bread, and this perfect recipe was the first I tried--no need to look elsewhere! No substitutions, but I did run short of all purpose flour and made up with a little better than a half cup of bread flour; not sure if that made a difference. It's winter so I went with the 1/3c of water, and I put this together with a delay to be ready in the morning, so I never even checked the dough as recommended. The only problem we had was that in his excitement to try the bread, my husband hit the 'on' switch when removing it and the blade excavated a big hole in the bottom! Crust was also perfect. Thanks, King Arthur!
  • star rating 12/15/2014
  • Nanci from Oklahoma
  • Would love to try but one question? How would this be cut down for a 1 lb. loaf in the mini Zo?

    Hi Nanci- I would just cut all there ingredients by 1/3 except for the yeast which I would use at the original amount. Happy baking! Jocelyn@KAF

  • star rating 11/25/2014
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  • star rating 10/24/2014
  • Jane from Sacramento
  • This bread came out beautiful in my bread machine. It was the prettiest of the loaves I made. I am still new at this. My only complaint was that it was sooo salty. I am new to making bread. How much can I reduce the salt without it effecting the outcome of the loaf. Could I use only 1/2 a teaspoon and have the bread come out all right.
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