A while back, I was going through my boards on Pinterest and weeding them out a little. I pin quite a bit, but sometimes when I looks at my boards later, I have pinner’s remorse… Like why would I ever have pinned how to make Jell-o worms by pouring Jell-o into straws? I mean, really? I will never make those.
After deleting quite a few pins, I stumbled upon 3 or 4 pins for the same item – homemade English muffins. I went to each site, and decided on one recipe to try – it seemed pretty straightforward.
Ok, it was super-easy. So easy that when I tasted the first one out of the pan, I found it completely ridiculous that I had lived the first 27 years of my life without ever making these myself. The resulting muffins were delicious – super tender, and would be the perfect base for our favorite breakfast sandwiches.
Here’s the recipe I used –
Homemade English Muffins (from Butter with a Side of Bread)
- 1 3/4 cup warm milk (I used 2%)
- 2 Tbsp. white or brown sugar
- 2 tsp. rapid yeast
- 3 Tbsp. butter, softened
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. salt
- about 4 cups flour (I used A.P., but I would like to experiment with other flours or even add in some Harvest Grains from King Arthur Flour)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- corn meal or Maseca
- Mix together milk, sugar and yeast. Let sit for 5 mins.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Gently knead the dough 3-5 times on a lightly floured surface.
- Oil a bowl, add ball of dough, and cover.
- Let rise for about an hour.
- Sprinkle countertop with corn meal or corn flour (I used Maseca).
- Carefully roll dough out to desired thickness.
- Cut out with biscuit cutters (or a round glass, like I did).
- Place cut muffins on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal or Maseca.
- Re-roll dough and cut more muffins until you have used up all dough.
- Heat a cast iron pan to very low heat.
- Sprinkle pan with cornmeal or Maseca.
- Place 5-6 muffins (or whatever you can fit) in the pan.
- Cook for about 6 mins on the first side.
- Cook for about 4 mins on the second side.
- Cook in batches until all of your muffins are toasty and light golden brown.