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Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins Recipe will show you, How to make english muffins at home with minimal ingredients in a simple 5 step method.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 18 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Proofing Time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12 English Muffins


  • 455 g Flour or 3 and 1/2 cups loosely packed
  • 300-315 ml Water or 1 and 1/4 cups +/-1 tbsp
  • 4.5 g Yeast or 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • 7.5 g Salt 1 and 1/4 tsp
  • 19 g Sugar 1 and 1/2 tbsp



  • In to a bowl, pour in the water.
    Add the sugar ,salt and yeast and combine them together until the ingredients get dissolved in water.
    Now add the flour.
    Stir and combine them together using a wooden spoon until they form into shaggy mass of dough.
    Transfer the english muffin dough onto clean work surface and knead the dough for around 8-10 minutes or until the dough form a smooth and elastic dough.


  • Now cover the dough with a bowl and leave it on the counter to rise for 45 minutes.


  • After 45 minutes of proofing, the dough will show slight rise.
    Now degas the dough.
    And then divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
    I shaped the dough into a log and divided them into equal pieces.
    If you want to be more precise on the measurements, each of them should around 64g each.
  • Shape the dough. Roll each piece of dough into a ball then flatten the ball into a disk.


  • Place the disks of dough on baking sheets that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Sprinkle more cornmeal over the top and cover them with a lint-free towel or plastic film. 
    Let the dough rise in a warm draft-free area for 1 hour, until doubled in size.We need our dough disks to get really puffy.
    After one hour of final rising our english muffin dough is ready to get baked.


  • Transfer each of the english muffins on to the preheated skillet.
    I preheated the skillet with some water on the pan for about four minutes prior to cooking.This ensures the skillet is properly hot while we bake the english muffins.
  • Cook the muffins for 5-6 minutes on one side.
    Allow an inch or so of space between muffins and do not crowd the pan. 
    Cook until the bottoms of the muffins are golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Flip and cook 5 to 6 minutes on the other side
    Flip the muffins and cook the other side until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
    Transfer cooked muffins to a cooling rack. Continue working in batches until all the muffins have been cooked.
  • Let the muffins cool completely before slicing or the centers will appear doughy. 
    Once cooled, use a fork to split them open. You can toast them in a toaster or toaster oven and serve them with your choice of toppings.


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