Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins
When I landed on this recipe while surfing the web, I had to try it. I'm so glad it did. They are delicious. Tip I: The dough should be soft but not sticky. It took me two attempts to get that just right. Tip II: I posted the recipe as written. After, several batches, I don't press the dough into a rectangle anymore. I divide it into eight equal pieces and pat each piece into a 1/2" thick round. Then, turn each round in dish of cornmeal.
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (or more)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dry yeast
- Put ingredients in the machine in the order listed.
- Start the dough cycle.
- When the cycle is finished.
- Sprinkle corn meal over your work area.
- Use your hands to pat the dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle.
- Turn the dough so that each side gets lightly coated with cornmeal.
- Cut into 8 to 10 rounds.
- An empty large tuna can works well When you run out of dough gather up the trimmings and cut more rounds.
- Place the rounds on a baking sheet, cover and let rise for 20- 30 minutes--until not quite double.
- Heat a dry cast iron skillet or griddle over a low flame.
- (I do spray mine with Pam).
- Cook the muffins about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
- They should be golden brown when you turn them.
- Split the muffins with a fork or serrated knife and serve warm.
- These freeze well and can be reheated in the microwave or toasted.
This is the third time I've made this recipe, and I've figured out a few issues, so I am ready to review. This has become a household staple for us. A few things that work for me: A bit more flour may need to be added to get the dough to a soft but not too sticky consistancy. (I find I need to add an extra tablespoon and a half or so). I pat the dough out on a cutting board "flour"ed with corn meal and cut it out with a large egg/pancake ring. I cut 2 cookie sheet sized pieces of parchment paper into 6 pieces each, and place each cut out english muffin dough round on a square of parchment paper before letting them rise. When it comes time to turn the dough onto a hot skillet to cook it, all you need to do is lift each muffin with the parchment paper, and flip it over right into the pan/skillet, then peel off the parchment paper from the top. Before I started doing this, I found I would lose most of the rise when trying to lift the proofed dough off the cookie sheet so I could get it into the pan. After cooking I let them each cool on cookie racks, use a fork to split them (not the whole way through) and freeze them. Just thaw and toast. Delicious recipe..Thank you!
Just made this recipe...
I made it exactly as written, however, my cutter was a little big...after cooking on the griddle, I popped them in a 350 Deg oven for 8 minutes just to make sure they were cooked through...
They came out WONDERFUL....this is my new favorite english muffin recipe...Thanks for sharing it...!!~
These came out great. I did you someone elses tip of putting them on squares of parchment paper to rise. I used my electric skillet set to about 350 and did them for 7 minutes a side. I did happen to get 11 muffins out of this recipe. I used a tuna can to cut them out. I will definately be making these again. Oh and I also used bread flour not all purpose. Very Good !!!!