Monday, January 29, 2024

English Muffin Bread

I've set my breakfast near my Valentine tree. 

My little bedroom tree adds such a fun glow in the morning and evening.  The vintage looking ornaments are from fabric that I cut out and ironed onto felt with some heat 'n bond between.  A matching tea cosy was made with some of the leftover fabric, and I also have a tablecloth that I made from the fabric.  

If you've never made English Muffin Bread, you should give it a try.  It's so crunchy and it is a fairly quick recipe which makes it nice for gifting.  I gave some as gifts to my neighbors for Christmas.  My  crustless quiche  is another favorite breakfast for me.  Can you believe that raspberries were 87 cents at a local grocery store recently??!!  My friends keep me informed on who has raspberries on sale as they're my favorite.  

This pretty teacup goes perfectly with my vintage looking fabric.

I hope you can make this bread sometime.  It was always a favorite of my late hubby.  

Yield: 2 loaves
Author: Kitty
English Muffin Bread

English Muffin Bread

This bread is a cross between a yeast bread and a quick bread, as it has two leavening agents - yeast and baking soda. It is a very thick gloppy batter when you put it in the pans. After baking it has nooks and crannies just like English muffins and is best toasted.


  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons yeast or 2 packets
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk, heated to 110 degrees (heat in microwave)
  • 1 1/2 cups water, heated to 110 degrees ( heat in the microwave)
  • cornmeal for dusting pans


  1. Grease 2 - 8x4" pans, then dust with cornmeal.
  2. Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt & baking soda in mixer & whisk together. Add milk & water & beat together to combine. Add 2 1/2 - 3 cups flour & mix with a dough hook. (I actually just use my dough hook for this recipe so that I don't have to clean more beaters!). Mix for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans & even the tops (I wet my hands to smooth them). Remember this is a very thick batter! Cover with a towel & let rise until the dough is at the top of the pans - 30-45 minutes.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove from pans to a cooling rack. The bread is much easier to slice when cool. It freezes well, also. Enjoy!


I often make one large loaf and divide the remaining dough into mini loaf pans to give as gifts. Just remember to not bake the mini loaves as long.

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. We have made homemade English Muffins before but I don't think we've made English Muffin bread-- I bet it's delicious. But I think all homemade breads are yummy and well worth the time to make them.

  2. Kitty, Your Valentine tree is so sweet with your adorable ornaments and I love your matching tea cozy. Such a pretty teacup too! I’ve never heard of English muffin bread, but love English muffins, so I know I would enjoy this bread. 87 cents for raspberries is unheard of! Aldi’s? Wishing you a wonderful week ahead ♥

  3. Kitty, we love bread in this household, and that sounds yummy! I love the Valentine tree and cozy. What a deal on raspberries! I love those too. You & Mary are both sharing breads today - and what a great day for it. Hoping your week is a good one!

  4. Kitty your St. Valentine's tea is so wonderful. Just lovely. And that bread sounds yummy!
    Thanks for the recipe and inspiration. ♥

  5. I'm a big fan of your charming Valentine tree! I just put up my pink and red teawares yesterday, so I'm also ready for heart month!

    Your English muffin bread looks great! I've only seen the standard muffins, not the loaf like yours.

  6. What a sweet Valentine Tree! Enjoy your "muffin bread".

  7. Wow, amazing find on the raspberries! I think I'd have to make some jam:@) Your bread sounds great and is on my to-do list. Have a great week Kitty!

  8. Your Valentine tree is so cute. Love your pretty tea cup. How special the English muffin bread is. Years ago, I made English muffins. A lovely bread to enjoy with a cup of tea.

  9. I've never made English Muffin bread but I'd love to try it because I love Engligh Muffins! Thank you for the recipe Kitty. I love raspberries too! So cute your friends are on price patrol for you - LOL.

  10. Oh that English muffin looks so good!!! I have never made any. I need to try this! I would enjoy it for sure. I pray your February is beautiful to you friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Kitty, I love the pretty ornaments you made for your tree. I've never had english muffin bread but I LOVE english muffins.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

  12. Hi Kitty, I love your Valentine tree and tea cozy. I love English muffins but I am not familiar with English muffin bread. I definitely will try your recipe. The teacup is so pretty!

  13. Ohh, I love English Muffins, I need to try this! I love your Valentine tree Kitty and the ornaments you made are adorable! What a pretty Valentine vignette to enjoy in your room 💕 Jenna

  14. Kitty, I'm delighted to see your Valentine's tree ... my Christmas tree has morphed into a coastal theme with lights, blue ornaments and seashells. I'm in no rush to take it down. You've got me thinking and planning in my head this evening. Thank you!

  15. Love to make fresh bread and bake at least 2-3 times per week, never buy bread, but I do not have a machine as you indicate, so will have to see if I can do this differently.
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  16. I'm not much on making bread, but this one sounds easy enough, even for me! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes. I think you should publish a cookbook called Kitty's Kozy Kitchen Recipes! It wouldn't be difficult to get it published through Amazon. You could use your blog posts to copy and paste from into a large Word document and make it into a book. I so wish you would do that. I think it would be a bestseller, and I would certainly be one of the first to buy it! What a blessing it would be to us all!


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