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Not-so-English Muffin

February 3, 2011
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I’m not English.  I’ve never been to England.  But I do love a good English muffin and unfortunately the store-bought brands don’t exactly constitute as good.

Please, Oroweat, tell me what diglycerides and dough conditioner are and I’ll be more apt to buy your products.

Solution:  Make your own!

Easy English Muffins:

Original recipe from Cooking Bread.


  • 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 small egg whites
  • fine cornmeal (if you want to get fancy)


1.  In a large bowl, add water, yeast, baking soda and 2 cups of flour.  Mix.

2.  Let mixture sit 5 minutes and in the meantime, whisk egg whites with a handmixer (or your fancy immersion blender that comes with a whisk attachment) until soft peaks form.

3.  Use a spatula to fold the eggs into the flour mixture.

4.  Add in the rest of the flour 1/4 cup at a time.  Add salt after the first 1/4 cup.

5.  When you can no longer mix the dough, pour onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth.

6.  Spray a bowl with cooking spray the add the dough, flipping to fully coat the dough in the cooking spray.  Cover and let sit one hour.

7.  Pour dough onto a floured surface, roll out to 1/2″ thick and let rest 3 minutes then cut out muffins with a 3″ cookie cutter or a 3″ glass.

Looking pretty thin…

8.  Sprinkle both sides with cornmeal, cover and let rise 45 minutes.

Getting better…

9.  Heat a griddle or pan over medium heat.  Spray with cooking spray once griddle/pan is hot.

10.  Fry muffins on one side for 4 minutes, then flip and fry on the other side for 4 minutes then repeat the process.  Grilling will take a total of 16 minutes.

Then you’re done and you have perfectly golden English muffins.

Oh yes, these smelled delicious.

Time to enjoy!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2011 6:39 AM

    Those look awesome! It was super easy, wasn’t it?

  2. Ayla permalink
    February 3, 2011 8:43 AM

    I’ve seen a few bloggers making homemade english muffins and it makes me want to give it a try. Yours look fantastic!

  3. February 3, 2011 12:10 PM

    Wow, I absolutely love english muffins but would have never thought of making them from scratch. Although I’m thinking that should definitely change asap, as yours look wonderful.

  4. February 3, 2011 8:13 PM

    Hola! I just got caught up on your posts and daaaamn you eat so much good food! Those pancakes, that hummus, the oat loove and now these?! I am bookmarking them *now* and can’t wait to try them!
    Have you named the puppy yet???

    • February 4, 2011 8:52 AM

      It’s name is Huni because my mom was “going to call her that no matter what her name really was.” I think that’s stupid so I’ll be calling her whatever I want ha ha.

  5. February 12, 2011 12:14 AM

    Those look delicious!

  6. February 14, 2011 8:50 PM

    holy moly, these are adorable. and perfect. and i must make them asap.


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