English Muffins

English Muffins

Experience the charm of traditional English cuisine with these homemade English Muffins! Perfect for breakfast or snacks, these muffins boast a fluffy texture, slightly crispy exterior, and versatility in pairings. Whether you're craving a sweet or savory treat, these muffins serve as an ideal base for various toppings like eggs, sandwiches, and even burgers. What's more, they're surprisingly easy and quick to make – no oven required and absolutely no oil needed in the pan. Enjoy a taste of England in the comfort of your home!


180 ml
1 tbsp
Active dry yeast
5 g
1 piece
1 tsp
Melted butter
20 g
White flour
330 g
Yellow cornmeal
3 tbsp
or semolina

Step by step

Step 1

Prepare and measure all ingredients - warm the milk, melt the butter, etc.

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Step 2

Combine 180ml warm milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 5g dry yeast in a small bowl. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes until the yeast dissolves.

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Step 3

In another small bowl, mix 1 egg with 1 teaspoon of salt.

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Step 4

In a food processor or a large bowl, combine 330g flour, the egg and salt mixture, 20g melted butter, and the milk-yeast mixture.

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Step 5

Knead until the dough is homogeneous and smooth. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky.

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Step 6

The dough should now be uniform, non-sticky, and smooth.

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Step 7

Cover the bowl with a plastic bag and let the dough rise for 90 minutes.

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Step 8

After rising, transfer the dough to a floured surface, divide into 8 pieces, and shape into balls.

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Step 9

Cover with a towel and let them rest for 15 minutes.

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Step 10

Flatten each ball on a surface sprinkled with semolina or cornmeal.

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Step 11

Let them rise slightly for another 15 minutes under the towel.

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Step 12

Gently shake the buns to shape.

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Step 13

Fry them in a preheated pan over medium heat for about 7 minutes, until evenly browned, without oil.

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Step 14

After flipping, cover the pan and fry for another 7-8 minutes.

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Step 15

Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Step 16

Cut in half and serve with your choice of fillings - sweet or savory.

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Step 17

Or use a fork to stab the sides of the muffins before opening them for a more appealing look.


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Quantity: 8 pieces
Prep time: 20 min
Difficulty: intermediate
Ready in: 120 min
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