Friday, May 10, 2013

Cornmeal English Muffin Bread

I am still experimenting with breads to make for the Farmers Market this season.
I came across this simple recipe on pinterest.

Cornmeal English Muffin Bread
I thought this sounded like a great bread to toast up over the weekend.  And boy was I right!
This recipe is for the bread machine, but I made it in my Kitchen aid.
Large Loaf
This is the recipe I used
1 1/2 cups water
1 large egg
1 1/3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3 cups bread flour
2 1/2 teaspoons regular dry yeast
Medium Loaf
1 1/8 cups of water
1 small egg
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2 1/4 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons regular dry yeast
Put in your bread maker according to manufacturers instructions.
Set machine for large loaf or medium loaf
Set for medium crust
Sit back and wait for it to be done!
This is how I made mine.
I mixed the water, sugar and yeast together, than let sit for 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
I mixed everything in the kitchen aid with the paddle attachment until combined.
I put the dough hook on and kneaded for 6 minutes.
Next I put in an oiled bowl, covered it with a dish towel and let it rise.
I have found with granite counter tops breads take longer to rise than normal. I usually put mine on a heating pad set on the lowest heating for faster rising.
After the dough had doubled in size I punched it down, then formed my loaf.
I put the loaf in a pan and waited for it to rise a second time.
Which it did nicely!
I baked the loaf in a 375F. preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Time may vary, my oven tends to run hot.
The loaf came out nicely browned.
The texture inside was firm and chewy!
It came out of the toaster nice and crunchy!
(We were so excited to try it I forgot to take a picture!)
The pipeliner and I enjoyed a big slice with the last jar of pear preserves!
It made such a big loaf I gave the other half to my parents to enjoy.
I really recommend this bread to start out any day!




  1. thanks for sharing recipe. Looks yummy!

  2. Sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. Pinning this one!!! I need all of the bread recipes I can get!!! Looks outstanding!!!

  4. Mmmmm..... I love anything cornbread, and as an English muffin bread? Even better, YUM! I found this at Diana Rambles... thanks for sharing. I am pinning to be making soon! :) Jill @

  5. Thanks Liz, I am printing that to try for my own family. It looks great.

  6. The bread is beautiful! I really like adding cornmeal to bread, it adds such a nice flavor and crunch.
    Check out this post at the King Arthur Flour website to see "Sharing Loaves." I make all my loaf breads for the Farmer's Market this size now and the customers really seem to appreciate the smaller size.

  7. Yummy! This sounds absolutely delicious. I haven't had any luck yet with loaf bread, so I might give this recipe a go :)

  8. There is nothing like fresh bread :)

  9. The bread looks good, thank you for visiting my blog and your comments. A pipe liner wife? Interesting, do you both travel outside your state? That must be hard! God bless you. I am your new follower.

    1. Thanks for becoming a new follower! Yes we travel out of state, sometimes for months at a time. Lots of time to see new sites!