These are homemade English muffins. They are delicious and so fresh tasting! English muffins are pretty easy to make, just take a little bit of rising time but well worth it! The great thing is you can make them the day before you want them, so you can enjoy them anytime you are ready for them! I hope you try them!
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 Tablespoons yeast
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- cornmeal for the sheet pans
First warm your water and milk, then add the 1/4 cup butter chopped up in small pieces, then add to the water/milk mixture along with the 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Now add the flour and whole wheat flour into the mixture in your mixer bowl. Use the dough hook attachment from the beginning to the end. Always keep your speed on 2, any higher may damage your mixture. Mix then let it knead till a nice dough ball has formed.
Now place the dough ball into an oiled bowl. Cover with a towel and let it rise till doubled. (about 45 minutes)
Now that it has doubled in size, dump it out onto a floured surface. Pat out to about 1/2 inch thick. Use your round cutter to cut out the muffins. Transfer them to a sheet pan lined with parchment that has been sprinkled with corn meal. Cover with a towel and let rise about 30 minutes.
While your dough is rising for the 2nd rise,
preheat your griddle to 350*. You can bake these stovetop in a heavy skillet or use several skillets because of the amount of muffins you will have.
I used 2 sheet pans as this makes quite a few Eng. muffins. So prepare 2.
Placed on preheated griddle………First turn after 10 minutes…..second turn after 10 minutes. Use your instant read thermometer till you get 200* internal temp.
The big fat guys on the griddle had to be cooked about 30 minutes, flipping them over again after 20 minutes. (those guy must have been on steroids!! LOL)
Now when done, let them cool and use a fork to split then open. Cool completely then store in a plastic Ziplock bag.
Now they are ready to toast, add butter and jam, then enjoy!