Friday, April 29, 2022

English Muffin Toasting Bread

English Muffin Toasting Bread

I think I’ve found the solution though, in this English Muffin Toasting Bread. It is so unbelievably simple, especially for a yeast bread. If you haven’t jumped into the world of baking with yeast, I can think of no better place to start. This bread requires absolutely no kneading – you simply mix the ingredients together, dump them into the loaf pan to rise briefly, then bake. Start to finish, the entire process will take you only about 90 minutes (and most of that is hands-off time).

The recipe produces an absolutely gorgeous loaf of bread, probably one of the best I’ve ever made. Cut into slices and toasted, the bread is heavenly! It has a crisp exterior with a soft, tender interior and little holes that trapped the butter we spread over it. I was able to cut one loaf into enough slices to last nearly a week so next time I’ll make two loaves and freeze slices for a quick, easy, homemade breakfast. The only thing left to do is figure out if I can make a whole wheat version...

By Tracey

English Muffin Toasting Bread

from King Arthur Flour


  • cornmeal, to sprinkle in pan
  • 3 cups (12.75 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Dust the bottom and sides of the pan with cornmeal.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and yeast. Mix on low briefly just to combine. In a microwave-safe measuring cup, stir together the milk, water, and canola oil. Microwave to between 120 and 130 F, or if you don’t have a thermometer, until the mixture is hotter than lukewarm, but not so hot you can’t comfortably put your finger in it.

Add the liquid mixture to the bowl of the mixer. Starting on low, and increasing to high speed, beat the dough for 1 minute. It will be sticky and soft, that’s fine. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and spread in an even layer. I sprayed my rubber spatula with nonstick cooking spray and used that to spread the dough since it was so sticky.

Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for about 45 minutes, or until it’s just barely risen above the edge of the pan. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 F.

Bake bread for 22-25 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the side registers 190 F. Remove the pan to a wire rack and let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it out. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

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