Homemade English MuffinsFrom noir 5 years ago
- 1/4 cup warm water (105 - 115 degrees) shopping list
- 1 tablespoon (1 package) active dry yeast (or a little less than a tablespoon of instant yeast) shopping list
- Pinch of sugar shopping list
- 4 to 4 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour shopping list
- 2 teaspoons salt shopping list
- 1 egg shopping list
- 1 1/4 cup warm milk shopping list
- 2 tablespoons melted butter shopping list
- cornmeal (for dusting) shopping list
How to make it
- If using active dry yeast, combine the water, yeast, and a pinch of sugar in a small bowl and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. If using instant yeast, as I did, you can just mix the yeast in with the flour and omit this first step and the sugar.
- Combine 2 cups of the flour and the salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in egg, milk, butter, and yeast mixture. Mix until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring in each time, until you have a soft dough that just clears the sides of the bowl.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead for 3 to 5 minutes. Return the dough to a clean, greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size, about 90 minutes.
- Sprinkle a work surface with cornmeal. Pour the dough out of the bowl and onto the surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with cornmeal and then roll the dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Use a large round cookie cutter or an upside down drinking glass to cut the muffins out of the dough.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place the muffins onto the skillet and let the bake for 5 to 10 minutes until quite dark before flipping.
- An optional step, if you are concerned about baking them all the way through (which I was), is to have your oven heated to 350.
- After baking the muffins on the griddle for 5 minutes on each side, place them on a cookie sheet and place them into the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. This assures that they are baked through.
The Cooknoir Boston, MA
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I can't wait to try them either......thank you!!!pat2me in Nashua loved it
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