English Muffins Recipe is an easy recipe to start making your own bread at home, for your breakfast or for any meal!
On this step by step tutorial, you will find the easy steps to make yummy English Muffins that are so easy to make that any beginner will love to make them every single day!
When your just starting to learn how to make your own bread at home, making a yeast bread loaf can be a little intimidating for the beginners or young bakers, but if you start making the English Muffins recipe, you will see how easy they are to make and they soon will be your favorite bread to go with at any meal.
English Muffins Recipe
Since the day I made for the first time this recipe, it became my favorite as I can make it for the family or when I know there will be some friends to come over for lunch or dinner.
It’s so easy to make and never fails, and English Muffins are perfect to have them just with some butter spread or you can make an egg or chicken sandwich with these muffins, and you can be sure everyone will love them!
English Muffins Recipe Easy
When you love to make an easy and fast bread recipe, English Muffins will be on top of your list, but just keep in mind that as they are made with yeast, so they need time to proof twice, the dough and then when the muffins are cut from the dough.
When you allow the muffins to take their time to proof, you can be sure yeast will work great and it will help you to make them with the best flavor, and the best interior texture that only a slow and long rise can give to bread.
Another good thing is these muffins are made on a hot pan, so you don’t need to use your oven, so this will allow you to watch them get cooked on an open pan.
Who Can Make The English Muffins Recipe?
This is a recipe any bread lover can make, whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you will love to make them as this is an easy bread recipe anyone can try.
If you’re making this recipe with your children, they will love to help you to make the dough as it can be made by hand or with your stand mixer. Children will love to flat the dough on the kitchen counter and will love to help you to cut the muffins withe the round cookie cutter, they will also love to see the muffins being cooked on an open hot pan and see them raising while being cooked.
Just keep an eye on your children while using the stove as the pan can get really hot, it’s always better if your children are young, to keep them far enough from the stove, so they can always be safe. An adult should be the one who puts the muffins on the hot pan.
English Muffins Recipe Ideas
- 1 3/4 cup of flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of butter
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1 tsp of yeast
- 2 tsp of sugar
- Semolina or flour
How To Make The English Muffins
To make the starter, mix the water, yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour in the stand mixer bowl and mix well, let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes, the starter needs to have a few bubbles on the top.
How To Make The English Muffins Dough
1 – Add the following ingredients to the stand mixer bowl: flour, butter, egg, sugar and milk.
2 – Mix the dough together. With the dough hook in the stand mixer, start to knead the dough in slow speed, let the dough be formed and check if the dough needs a little of more liquid, if so, add spoon of more milk at a time.
Knead the dough for about 2 or 3 minutes and add the salt. Keep kneading the dough for about 8 to 10 minutes, the dough needs to be soft and not sticky.
3 – Let the dough rise covered with a kitchen towel for 1 hour.
4 – Cut the muffins. Turn the risen dough on a lightly floured work surface, and with your hands push lightly the dough down, dough should be 1/2 inch thick. This step can be also done with a rolling pin.
Cut the English Muffins with a cookie cutter 3 inches wide, make the first cut, and get all the dough left together and knead the dough very gently to make one dough ball, press the dough again lightly on a floured surface and cut the second batch of muffins, with the remaining dough, make one small dough ball with it, and flat it lightly.
5 – Let the muffins to raise for the second time, covered with a kitchen towel for about 30 minutes
6 – Cook the muffins 5 minutes each side on a hot skillet. The skillet should be warmer on medium to medium to low heat before.
Let the muffins to be cooked on one side for about 5 minutes, then flip the muffins with a spatula, the muffins should be flipped when one side is brown, cook the second side for about 5 minutes or when the second side is also brown.
7 – Let the muffins to cool off on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
8 – Slit the muffins with a fork or with a knife for cutting bread, and serve!
Can The English Muffins Recipe Be Prepared The Day Before?
Yes, this recipe can be prepared the evening before and keep the dough in the fridge in a bowl with a plastic lid. Take out of the fridge the dough next morning and let it warm up to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cutting the muffins.
Can The English Muffins Be Frozen?
If you want to make a bigger batch of English Muffins, you can freeze the muffins in plastic bags, and take the muffins you need at a time from the freezer, and let them warm up at room temperature, after you can slice the muffin and toast them in the toaster.
English Muffins Recipe, Closing Thoughts
English Muffins are a must to have at home, whether you like to have them with an egg, or just with some melted butter, they are every ones favorites at home!
There’s no written rule about how to prepare an English Muffin for breakfast, and there are plenty ways to serve them, from making an easy egg sandwich to make Eggs Benedict, these muffins will become a must have at home that everyone loves to have at breakfast time!
We hope you have fun making them as this is an easy recipe to follow and it always go great!
If you have another way to prepare a breakfast with English Muffins, leave it in a comment, as we always love to hear from you!
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