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No Knead Cheesy English Crumpet Bread

No Knead Cheesy English Crumpet Bread
A savory loaf, perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches.
Yield 2 (9×5-inch) loaves



  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups grated medium or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoons water


  • In a large pot over medium heat add the milk and water, heat just to lukewarm (110°-115°F). Remove from stove.
  • Mix in sugar and yeast. Whisk until no lumps remain. Add 3 cups of bread flour and salt. Beat until smooth using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Add the last 2 cups of bread flour. Beat again until combined. The dough should be sticky. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about 1 hour.
  • While dough is rising grate cheese, set aside. Melt margarine or butter and set aside. In a small bowl dissolve baking soda in water, set aside.
  • Prepare pans: grease two 9×5-inch bread pans.
  • Stir down dough after it has risen. Stir in cheese, baking soda mixture and melted butter or margarine. Blend well so cheese is evenly distributed. Divide dough between prepared pans.
  • Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking oil to prevent sticking. Let rise until indentation remains after lightly touching.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

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Review & Comments

Sherry F | Reply

Just made this wonderful bread! Absolutely delicious and easy to make. Will definitely be making again. Thinking of maybe next time baking in oiled muffin tins so they can be consumed while still deliciously warm. Used Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and it was really good. Thank you for a recipe that I will use again and again. Looking forward to sharing loaves of this with friends.

Mommastinkyface | Reply

I would love to try making this bread in the Rowe potter loaf pan. The recipe sounds amazing! I am thinking of it now slathered with some fresh butter! I am new to your site and am drooling over the recipes! Cardamom bread is also on my need to bake NOW list.. because cardamom!

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