Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Muffin Man...

Have you ever wondered who came up with the "English Muffin"? These wonderfully delicious bites of bread with their famous 'nooks & crannies' was invented by Samuel Bath Thomas who immigrated from Plymouth, England in 1874. The recipe has changed over the years but is still 'fancied' by many. Here's a little history on the English Muffin.

We thoroughly enjoy the famous 'nooks & crannies' in the Thomas English Muffins with a bit of jam, honey, peanut butter or Nutella but when I came across the recipe for English Muffin Bread on this amazing Blog
 "One Good Thing" by Jillee I was BEYOND thrilled! 

Payton and I whipped up FOUR loaves of English Muffin Bread today. Check out the "One Good Thing" by Jillie for the recipe. Super easy! 

Here goes...

 You will need a big enough pot to hold 11 cups of flour and the other ingredients.

 Pour in the ingredients...

Stir. Stir. Stir it up!

Put your fingers in the dough. WARNING -- SUPER, DUPER STICKY FUN!!


Place a towel over it to allow it to RISE (recommend: allow 45-60 minutes)

 Since I did not have 4 loaf pans I had to do two loaves at a time. Put the dough in the well greased pan, and then allow it to RISE until the dough reaches the top of the pan (recommend: 15-20 minutes).

Pop them in the oven on 350 for 35-45 minutes depending on your oven, but 10 minutes before the timer goes off brush on some melted butter (recommend: I used a half a stick for 2 loaves). Looks delicious, right?

Slice it...

Pop a slice or two in the toaster...

Check out those 'nooks & crannies'...Enjoy!

Well, I would have had a picture or two of the kids enjoying their slices BUT before I could get my camera and turn it on all there was were crumbs left...

What do you like on your English Muffin? Honey? Jam? Butter? Something unusual? Please share your favorite spread with us. 

Until next time...


  1. YUM! Will be trying this! Miss P is so cute - what a good helper!!

  2. New Follower! I'm from Bodhi's Mews & Susan's Cozie Corner.

  3. Thanks for following, Susan! Have a great weekend.

  4. Love this recipe! We'd love for you to share it at our recipe party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/recipe-round-up-7.html

  5. i love mar mite on English muffins


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