How to: Homemade English Muffins!

When I made the homemade strawberry jam last week, I knew I had to have just the perfect “bread” to eat the jam on… so I took a gamble and made homemade English muffins. In the end, the process was much simpler than I ever thought and the results were DELICIOUS! Here is the recipe I modified to make them just perfect!

1/2 cup non-fat powdered milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Crisco
1 cup hot water
1 envelope dry yeast
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

In a bowl combine the powdered milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, Crisco, and hot water, stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

In a separate bowl combine the yeast and 1/8 teaspoon of sugar in 1/3 cup of warm water and let sit until the yeast has dissolved. Add this to the dry milk mixture.

Then add the sifted flour and beat thoroughly with wooden spoon. Cover the bowl and let it rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes.

Preheat the griddle to 300 degrees.

Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt to mixture and beat thoroughly. Place metal rings (I used cookie cutters as they were all I had available) onto the griddle and coat lightly with vegetable spray.

Place 2 small scoops of batter into each ring (or cookie cutter) and cover with a pot lid or cookie sheet and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the lid and flip rings using tongs. Cover with the lid and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a cooling rack, remove rings and cool. Split with fork and serve.




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7 responses to “How to: Homemade English Muffins!

  1. I have been meaning to try making some english muffins. Do you think an egg ring would work or should it be taller?

  2. Mmmmm, totally intrigued. I love English Muffins and thought it would be against the law to bake themwithout permission from Mr. Thomas!

    Great site. And Sarah with an “h”, great name, too! 😉


  3. I actually made homemade English Muffins last weekend. Mine don’t look nearly as pretty as I didn’t have the proper “English Muffin rings” to make them round so mine ended up irregularly shaped.

  4. Those English muffins look so light and fluffy and good!

  5. LOIS

    you can mix 4 cups strawberry and 1 cup blueberry—blend them 4-5 seconds till they are smoothie -please do not overbeat in a blender. mix usually you do on the strawberry jam recipe as they are vert-very delicious jams can use for ice cream-yummmy!

  6. Wow, this does look very easy. This looks like fun.

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