English Muffin Bread takes your favorite nooks and crannies muffins and turns them in to a delicious breakfast bread. This recipe was originally published April 20, 2012 but was updated to include new information and photos.
Yeast is an ingredient that a lot of people shy away from. In most recipes you have to put the yeast in warm water and hope that it activates it. Then you have to knead the dough, let rise, punch down, knead again, and let rise again. While I love traditional bread as much as the next person I don't always have time for that. This recipe is so much easier.
This recipe simply combines all the ingredients in a single bowl and mixes them together. There is rising time but that's about it. The bread rises in the bowl for an hour or two then in transferred to a bread pan where it rises again. Then it's baked in the oven. The total hands on time is maybe 10 minutes which makes it one of the easiest breads I've ever made.
Plus, there is nothing quite like the smell of fresh baked bread. All of the work put into making homemade bread is totally worth it once the fragrance of the bread begins wrapping itself around the house. While there is little more that I enjoy then a fresh, hot piece of bread topped with butter, it's a long process and I usually just don't have the time to make it but with this bread it's a snap.
This bread bakes for 40 minutes and then is removed from the oven and topped with butter before it's baked for another 10 minutes. It comes out of the oven with a crusty top but a fluffy, soft inside. It makes a tasty grilled cheese sandwich and makes the best toast. I make it frequently because of how easy it is so why not give it a try for yourself?
- 1 ½ c. warm water
- 1 package yeast
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. sugar
- 2 ¾ c. flour
- 3 T. melted butter, divided
- In a large bowl combine the water, yeast, salt, sugar, flour, and two tablespoons of melted butter. Mix until just combined.
- Cover the bowl with a towel and allow to rise for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Using a spoon transfer the risen dough to the loaf pan.
- Cover the loaf pan with a towel and allow to rise for an additional hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush the top with the remaining tablespoon of butter.
- Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Cut into pieces and serve.
Recipe adapted from One Good Thing From Jillie
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g