Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins | The Happy Housewife

These homemade English Muffins taste so much better than store bought muffins and are easy to make!

Homemade English Muffins
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour (I used ½ white ½ whole wheat)
  • 2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoon softened butter
  • Cornmeal
  1. Mix together water, milk, honey and salt.
  2. Add 2 cups of flour and the yeast.
  3. Mix until you have a loose batter.
  4. Cover the mixture and let rise for about 1 hour. It will look like this after an hour.
  5. Add the butter and the remainder of the flour and mix.
  6. Roll out dough on a surface sprinkled with cornmeal to about ½ inch thick and cut into circles.
  7. Let rise until doubled.
  8. Cook on a hot (about 350 degrees), well buttered griddle until they are light brown.
  9. Turn once while cooking.
  10. Cool and eat… or eat while hot, I cut them in half but you can also pry them open with a fork.

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  1. Great recipe! How many does it make?

  2. Is ActiceDry yeast the same as instant yeast?

  3. This recipe looks great and I plan on trying it today! The only thing I noticed about it is the “hot” water… Yeast is killed at 140 degrees, so be careful about using hot water. It should be fine as long as the milk is cool enough, but I like to temp my liquid at around 90 degrees before combining it with yeast just to be safe. Also, if you are having problems with doughy centers, just lay them out on a tray right after grilling and pop them in a preheated oven (350 degrees) for about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Mine were also kind of dense and not fluffy. They taste fine, but I think I might look for a recipe for English Muffins with more air holes.

  5. Well, I managed to totally mess up the recipe and they still came out ok! I put in 2c water rather than one (was thinking of my bread recipe I guess?) and then wondered why it was a soupy mess after adding all 4c of flour. So I added extra butter, yeast, and flour and went from there! Had to bake them a little in the oven to finish them up, but they taste good! Will definitely be trying them again with the proper recipe!

  6. These muffins are wonderful! Thank you! My first batch mistakes: misread the measure for honey and added two tablespoons, and rolled out too thick at 3/4 to nearly an inch. The added honey was yummy. The thickness caused them to take longer on the griddle, almost burned. They were still a little too doughy, so I broiled the middle for toasting. We loved them. Much better than store bought! Thanks again!

  7. Susie Trentham says:

    Can these be baked instead of cooked on a griddle?

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