English Muffins

After trying a couple of different recipes for English muffins, this is the one that I like the best.  The muffins rose taller and tasted just a little bit better.  I was actually surprised at how easy it is to make English muffins. Here is the recipe I used.  It’s adapted it from Allrecipes.com.Homemade English Muffins

English Muffins
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Warm the milk in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for one minute (should be lukewarm).
  2. Mix in the sugar, stirring until dissolved. In mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  3. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the milk to the yeast mixture, as well as the melted butter, salt and 3 cups flour.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Add rest of flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Knead or use mixer.
  7. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise, about an hour.
  8. Punch down gently, or rather, sort of slide the dough out of the bowl onto a floured surface.
  9. Roll out to about ½ inch thick.
  10. Cut rounds with biscuit cutter, drinking glass, or empty tuna can.
  11. Sprinkle waxed paper with cornmeal and set the rounds on this to rise.
  12. Dust tops of muffins with cornmeal also (this prevents the dough from sticking to the waxed paper).
  13. Cover and let rise ½ hour.
  14. Heat greased griddle.
  15. Cook muffins on griddle about 10 minutes on each side on medium heat.
Notes
If your muffins seem to be getting too brown on the sides but aren't done in the middle, throw them in the oven 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

 

Homemade English MuffinsHomemade English Muffins (Here, I had problems, because, as I have stated before, my griddle has one temperature: too hot. I browned both sides for a few minutes and then baked the muffins in the oven for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.)Homemade English Muffins

 

 

17 thoughts on “English Muffins

  1. >Those look great! I will have to try those sometime! We love english muffins, toasted with ham and cheese on them. Thanks for the recipe!
    God bless,
    Amanda

  2. >That is interesting, I have never tried to make homemade english muffins. I love to bake this looks good.

    Anne

  3. >The look great. I bet they were good right out of the oven. I have never tried making my own…..maybe I will.

  4. >Wow! These look really good! I've tried English muffin bread…but never actual English muffins. I don't have a griddle, so it may take awhile doing one or two at a time in a skillet, but I think I'm going to give these a try!!

    We loVe English muffins…especially for mini pizzas! :-)

  5. >I make sourdough English muffins and they are good too. I bought the rounds to make mine in. I use half wheat so they don't rise as well when you put them on the griddle if you roll them out and cut them. So, I make the dough a little wetter and scoop them in the rings right on the griddle. Our family LOVES English muffins. Anything you eat on them seems to taste better.

  6. >Wow, I'm so impressed, these look AWESOME! And without all the trans fats and other junk in the store bought version – thanks for sharing this on Real Food Wednesday!

    Kelly

  7. >I kind of feel like a dummy for never having thought of trying to make engkish muffins! Your recipe sounds easy and delicious. I must try it. Thanks!

  8. >I never thought about making my own english muffins!! Those look so much fluffier than store brands which I tend to not like, I'm going to copy the recipe!!!

  9. >These look awesome. I have fond memories of the English Muffin BREAD that my mom used to make… but having the actual muffins would be even better.

    Doesn't look like they're terribly time consuming either! How long will they keep after you make them??

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