Don's Homemade English Muffins are SO much better than store-bought. Warm, right from the oven. Oh goodness!
Don's Homemade English Muffins
Although this is Don's Homemade English Muffins recipe, I have mostly taken over the baking and he seldom makes them anymore.
Over the years Don experimented until he was satisfied that this is the best English Muffin recipe ever! We make them a few times per year and usually make several batches during the Christmas season because we give them as gifts to our friends and relatives. Our grandson Brennan loves them and always asks us to bring him some.
Eat the English Muffins immediately or freeze for later. Do not store it on top of the refrigerator. Since they are fresh and have no preservatives, they mold quickly in a warm kitchen.
What You Need
Of course, you'll need some delicious marmalade to top it with. Here's one of our favorites:
Don's Homemade English Muffins Recipe
- 2 cups hot water (not too hot or you will kill the yeast)
- 1 cup scalded milk - cooled
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 packages yeast (about 7 ½ teaspoons)
- 8 cups flour - divided
- 1 stick unsalted butter (½ cup)
- cornmeal for dusting
- Dissolve the yeast in hot water for 10 minutes.
- Add the milk, honey and salt.
- Mix in half the flour. At this point you’ll have a bowl of sticky dough.
- Cover and let raise until it’s doubled in size.
- Melt the butter; let it cool to the touch and mix it into the dough.
- Begin adding the rest of the flour and stop when you have ball that sticks together.
- Don’t add too much flour because the muffins will be too dry.
- Roll out the dough on a floured board or surface.
- Cut out 3-inch rounds.
- Place the rounds on cookie sheets dusted with cornmeal, cover with a cloth and let them raise until doubled in size.
Now you have a choice.
- Option 1: Just leave them on the cookie sheets and bake in a 350F degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Turn the pan around halfway through the baking time.
- Option 2: You can butter a griddle and fry them to a golden brown.
- Let cool on racks or brown paper.
- Split with a fork and toast or broil them to eat.
Recipe Nutrition Information
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