How To Make English Muffins?

English Muffins
English Muffins

English muffins make a great breakfast when toasted and topped with peanut butter or honey. They’re also fantastic for sandwiches! This recipe takes a bit of patience, so be sure to read it thoroughly before you get started. It makes about 1 ½ dozen muffins.


1 cup milk

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 package active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

1/4 cup melted butter

6 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt


In a small saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer, then remove from heat. Add the sugar, and stir until dissolved. Let the mixture cool down a bit.

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water, and let stand until foamy (about 5-10 minutes).

Once the milk is lukewarm and the yeast is foamy, combine both in a large bowl. Add the melted butter, and 3 cups of flour. Mix until smooth, then add the salt and the remaining flour, stirring to make a dough. Knead a few times until the mixture takes shape.

Place the dough ball in a greased bowl, and cover and let rise in a warm place.

When dough has doubled in size place it on a lightly floured counter and punch the dough down. Roll it out to about ½ inch thick, and cut dough with a round biscuit cutter. Place the dough rounds on a baking sheet and cover with a cloth to rise for half an hour.

Once the rounds have risen, heat a greased griddle on medium. Cook each muffin about 10 minutes on each side, keeping the cooked ones in a warm oven until serving.

Leanne Perry

Author: Leanne Perry

Leanne is a writer and baker from Vancouver, Canada. She started her career in the food industry early, working in a butcher shop during her teen years, and now combines her passion for food with her love of writing. She favors wholesome ingredients and unprocessed foods, but has been known to indulge in her fair share of bacon, frosting, and other treats.

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