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English Muffins

These english muffins are a great breakfast food, delicious toasted and spread with jam, or use to make an egg mcmuffin, tasty either way.
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat
  • 4 1/4 cups white flour, I use unbleached
  • Cornmeal
  1. Heat milk, water, butter, and honey until butter is melted and mixture is warm.
  2. Add salt, yeast, whole wheat flour, and 2 cups of white flour.
  3. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the rest of the flour, 1 cup at a time, using as much as needed and knead approx 3 to 5 minutes. The dough will be slightly sticky.
  5. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes, while you prepare the baking sheets.
  6. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough approximately 1/2" thick.
  8. Using a 2" round biscuit cutter, cut circles and gently place 10 on each pan, not touching each other. Sprinkle each muffin with cornmeal. I used up leftover scraps of dough to make a loaf of bread.
  9. Let rise until doubled in bulk.
  10. Heat griddle to 300º, lightly spray with oil and place muffins gently on the griddle. You can use a cast iron frying pan on the stove on medium low to low heat.
  11. Cook each side for 15 minutes or until done. Check for doneness by splitting a muffin apart with a fork. I baked the loaf in  a 375º oven for 30 minutes.
  12. Yield: 20 english muffins and 1 loaf of bread.


  1. I am sorry, I don't quite understand your instructions. Do you fry these or bake these. I am a newbie and a bit lost here. Karri

    1. fry the english muffins on the griddle on lower heat or on low heat in the frying pan if you don't have a griddle.

  2. These look absolutely perfect!! You ladies are all so talented.

  3. It never dawned on me that regular people could make these beautiful English Muffins. lol

  4. I agree with Granny Annie, never dawned on me either. How are they for freezing?

  5. These look perfect Betty! Who knew you could make these beauties from scratch!

  6. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes! I will have to give these a try. :)

  7. Oh, I love making English muffins. They are so much tastier than the ones we can buy. I'm looking forward to trying your recipe with honey and whole wheat. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I've never tried making English muffins - looks like fun and each is so perfect looking!

  9. I have just found your blog and REALLY glad I did! Your recipes looks stunning and so delicious, but will start with your English muffins. Thank you for sharing with us. xx

  10. I want to master crumpets first and then move on to English muffins. I'm sure these muffins taste way better than store bought!
    I'm always on your blog looking for recipes, thanks for all that you share.

  11. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Love crumpets & english muffins & nothing better than homemade ♥

  12. Oh how I do love me some English muffins. Thank you for posting this!

  13. Oh my goodness, I am really hungry now! I L O V E your blog here! Thank you

  14. These look so delicious. I really have wanted to try making my own English muffins. I'm so glad Pondside sent us here to check you out as part of her nice giveaway.

  15. I'm visiting via Pondside's A-Z giveaway post, but I can see from a cursory look that this is a site I will enjoy. I'm adding your blog to my reader NOW! As for this particular post, I love baking bread so I'm anxious to give this recipe a try.

  16. I am traveling over from Pondside, but I can't wait to try this recipe. English Muffins are a favorite of my husband's and I never thought of making homemade ones. Your cookbook looks wonderful!

  17. Believe it or not, I'd never had an English Muffin before today! I halved this recipe and the dough was easy to work with. Made 12 muffins using a 2 3/4" round cutter. I don't own a griddle or a cast iron fry pan so used my old (1950's era) slightly warped heavy Wearever fry pan. I had the heat a bit closer to medium than medium low and it took about 20 mins per side. Quite tasty! Will have to try some various seasonings/flavours in future!

    Could these be baked rather than fried? If so, would you use parchment paper and the cornmeal or cooking spray and the cornmeal? At what temp and for how long would you bake? Also would you turn them half way through?

    Thanks for so many great recipes!

  18. Betty, these are beauties! Honestly, you have some of the best bread-making skills. I still remember your gorgeous bagels, which are still on my to-do list! I've only made the English muffin loaf, now I'll have to try these. xoxo Katy

  19. Betty, these are absolutely GORGEOUS! I've only made English muffin loaves, nothing as beautiful as these, and now I'll have to try these. I still remember your beautiful bagels, which are on my to-do list as well. You are an inspiration, my friend. xoxo

  20. I used the recipe to bake the bread and it turned out fabulous and this is the first time I have ever baked bread in my life. Thank you your recipes are easy to follow and the results are always amazing

  21. My kids just LOVED these - they turned out great.


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