Microwave English Muffin Bread

"My neighbor makes this all the time and I love it. A neat way to have bread without heating up the oven (too much). Cook time includes rise time."
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
2 loaves




  • Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda in large bowl.
  • Heat milk and water until warm but do not boil.
  • Add to flour mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in rest of flour.
  • Grease 2 glass, 8-inch loaf pans, sprinkle each with cornmeal.
  • Divide batter into two equal parts and carefully place in pans.
  • Place pans in large rectangle with water.
  • Place in oven one warm (200°F).
  • Let rise 35-45 minutes or until dough rises to top of pan.
  • Place in microwave (one loaf pan at a time) and bake on High for 6 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove and cool 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and slice.
  • Wrap in foil and store in freezer.

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  1. We've been making this for at least 30 years! So good! My sister in law likes to add raisins or craisins. I like it plain, but I do substitute 1/3 of flour with whole wheat. I've tried baking it in the oven but it's much better tasting (and faster) in the microwave
  2. Surprinsingly good. Moist and soft. I almost put it in the oven, but glad I followed the recipe.
  3. This is so easy and so good; why have I not done this before??? Who knew that bread could be so easy and quick? My roommate and I recommend toasting slices before eating. The english muffin flavor didn't come through really really strongly but it's certainly a nice, fluffy white bread.
  4. This is so good. I did not have 2 microwave baking dishes so I used a silicone bunt pan. My microwave is very powerful, so I only had to cook the whole thing for about 7 min. The flavor is great. I am going to slice and freeze it so I can have it for a quick breakfast. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. :)
  5. This was great and easy. And since food prices keep going up, will be used again and again. Thank you.


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