This Homemade English Muffins Recipe is my new favorite recipe. These English Muffins are filled with nooks and crannies, tasting so much better than store bought. Homemade English Muffins are not very difficult. They are much easier than one would expect. In not much time at all you can enjoy fresh made English muffins. Load on the butter, jam, Homemade Nutella, Homemade Apple Butter, eggs , cheese, meat… whatever you like.
Homemade English Muffins Recipe
Last week the hubby and I were watching some documentaries on processed foods. Every time we watch these kinds of movies I get on a homemade kick with less preservatives in our foods. It can be difficult. I am hoping I can stick with it this time around.
Bread is one of those items that I have now grown scared to eat from the grocery shelves. Every time I grab a loaf I am wondering, “How long has this loaf been sitting here?” or, “I wonder how long it will take for this loaf to turn green in my bread drawer?” I am guessing a VERY long time.
Before we left for vacation in December I had bought a loaf of store bought bread. Somehow it was left in the drawer for weeks maybe even a month. No green what so ever on the loaf of bread. That tells me that it is filled with way to many preservatives. The hubby bought me a bread maker awhile back and it is finally getting some use. I plan to share some of my favorite bread machine recipes with you in the next few weeks
This Homemade English Muffin Recipe has become popular in our home. The kiddos and the hubby loved them. I made a batch placed them in Ziplock bags and they have fresh homemade English Muffins to enjoy for breakfast. PERFECT. The ingredients needed to make them are so simple and the time needed was not bad at all. I am looking to make another batch and freeze them this week.
6 cup Flour
2 tbsp Sugar
2 1/4 tsp (1 packet) Yeast
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Milk
1 cup warm Water
3 tbsp softened Butter
Add yeast to warm water and allow to sit.
Warm milk and dissolve sugar in it. Set aside to cool.
Put 3 cups of flour, salt, butter, egg, yeast mix and milk mix and beat until smooth.Add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until a soft dough forms.
Knead for 5 minutes in mixer or 10 minutes by hand.
Place dough in a oiled bowl cover and let rise until doubled.
Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper and dust each with corn meal.
Punch down risen dough; divide into 18 pieces.
Roll each into a ball and gently press down to a 3″ diameter.
Place each on the wax paper and dust tops with corn meal as well.
Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 200.
Grease and heat griddle over medium low heat.
Cook muffins about 10 minutes each side until golden brown.
Transfer cooked muffins to oven to keep warm.
Allow to cool completely before storing.
Use a fork to gently pry muffins open before using.
Homemade English Muffins Recipe
- 6 cup Flour
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp 1 packet Yeast
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup warm Water
- 3 tbsp softened Butter
- Corn Meal
- Add yeast to warm water and allow to sit.
- Warm milk and dissolve sugar in it. Set aside to cool.
- Put 3 cups of flour, salt, butter, egg, yeast mix and milk mix and beat until smooth.Add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until a soft dough forms.
- Knead for 5 minutes in mixer or 10 minutes by hand.
- Place dough in a oiled bowl cover and let rise until doubled.
- Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper and dust each with corn meal.
- Punch down risen dough; divide into 18 pieces.
- Roll each into a ball and gently press down to a 3" diameter.
- Place each on the wax paper and dust tops with corn meal as well.
- Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200.
- Grease and heat griddle over medium low heat.
- Cook muffins about 10 minutes each side until golden brown.
- Transfer cooked muffins to oven to keep warm.
- Allow to cool completely before storing.
- Use a fork to gently pry muffins open before using.
If I wanted to make a big batch and freeze them…do I freeze then before or after cooking the dough…Andis before, how should I thaw and bake? Do I need to let them rise after thawing?
Elizabeth J. Lee
This is the easiest and best English muffin recipe ever!!! I cook them on a Cuisinart Griddler and they turn out perfect every time. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Just a follow-up…I set my Cuisinart Griddler at 350 degrees. Perfection.
This is the easiest and best English muffin recipe! I cook them at 350 degrees on a Cuisinart Griddler and they turn out perfect every time.
Kat (The Baking Explorer)
These look perfect! I’m dreaming of one warm and slathered in butter…
I’ve been on an English Muffin kick recently – I should try making my own! Thanks for the recipe & thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.
These remind me of my time in England :) Looks like an easy recipe – perhaps it will even work with vegan substitutes? I’ll give it a try :) Thanks for the recipe!
This is a really cool recipe. I’ve been tossing the idea of making my own bread around recently. Will definitely be saving this for future reference! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Jen, Wow, your homemade English muffins look so delicious! I look forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet
What temp do I heat the griddle to for cooking?
Sounds like a winner. I’ll have to try your recipe. Thank you.
I would like to read your recipe(s) but, between the links running down the left side of my iPad screen and the ads covering other parts, it’s impossible!
Thanks for this recipe. I have been looking to try this. We love these and wonder too what the breads have in them at the store. Looks simple and can’t wait to taste.
how do you reheat can i still use the toaster?
These are worth the effort! Mmmm! Thanks for sharing!
When do I add the egg?
Add at the same time as flour, butter and salt. I left that out of recipe. I have now edited and corrected.
Nicole from Flavors by Four
Just wanted to let you know I featured your English Muffins at this weeks Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! Stop by and check it out!,
I love English Muffins, these look awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Victoria Mininger @ Simplified Life.net
Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to give this one a try. My kids love English Muffins but we rarely ever buy them.
Jenny @ With Intention
These look great! I can’t wait to try them! I’d love for you to link up at my link party today!http://womenwithintention.com/women-intention-wednesdays-3/
Loving the simplicity of the recipe! Pictures look super yummy. Now the lazy part of me asks, have you ever tried mixing and rising in the bread maker? Sure would make it easier to watch the kids and try and produce a culinary masterpiece at the same time! I fact they look so yummy I may try and hand make them anyway, when the kids are in bed and I can eat them all myself :-)
Found on the link up at twelveOeight.
This recipe looks so easy! I love english muffins and cant wait to try it!I wonder if you could sub whole wheat flour for some of the regular? coming from the Mix it up Monday linky party!