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Don's Homemade English Muffins

Oh, the smell of fresh baked Homemade English Muffins. And they taste even better. Split with a fork and toast or broil.

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade English Muffins; English Muffins
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Recipe Idea Shop/Lois Carter Crawford


  • 2 cups hot water (not too hot or you will kill the yeast)
  • 1 cup scalded milk - cooled
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 packages yeast (about 7 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 8 cups flour - divided
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
  • cornmeal for dusting


  1. Dissolve the yeast in hot water for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, honey and salt.
  3. Mix in half the flour. At this point you’ll have a bowl of sticky dough.
  4. Cover and let raise until it’s doubled in size.
  5. Melt the butter; let it cool to the touch and mix it into the dough.

  6. Begin adding the rest of the flour and stop when you have ball that sticks together.
  7. Don’t add too much flour because the muffins will be too dry.
  8. Roll out the dough on a floured board or surface.
  9. Cut out 3-inch rounds.

  10. 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.

  1. Option 1: Just leave them on the cookie sheets and bake in a 350F degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

  2. Turn the pan around halfway through the baking time.
  3. Option 2: You can butter a griddle and fry them to a golden brown.

  4. Let cool on racks or brown paper.
  5. Split with a fork and toast or broil them to eat.