English muffins

Cooks in 10 minutes

Have you ever tried to make English muffins yourself? It’s much easier than you think! Here is a step by step recipe for making a batch of English muffins for you and your lucky family.

You will need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Measuring jug
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry cutter
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire rack


Serves 10
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) fresh yeast
  • 600 ml (21 fl oz) warm milk
  • 450 g (1 lb) strong flour
  • 50 g (2 oz) polenta
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Dusting flour
  • Rapeseed oil

Preparation Method

70 minutes
  1. Combine in the large mixing bowl flour, yeast, egg, sugar, salt and warm milk using a large wooden spoon.
  2. Dust a clean work surface with little flour and turn the dough out of the bowl. Knead until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a greased bowl, cover with clingfilm and set aside in warm place to rise until double the size.
  3. Lay the baking sheet with baking paper and sprinkle with polenta.
  4. Knock back the dough. Using the rolling pin, roll the dough out to a thickness of 2,5cm. Using a 6.5cm circular pastry cutter, cut out the English muffins and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. Transfer the muffins to the baking sheet and sprinkle over with more polenta. Cover with tea towel and set aside in warm place for 30 minutes to rise.
  6. Place the frying pan over medium heat and preheat oven to 170˚C/Gas mark 4.
  7. Brush the frying pan with rapeseed oil and brown the muffins in batches, for a few minutes each side, then turn the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer English muffins to a baking sheet and finish with 10 minutes in the oven, or until cooked through.
  8. Cool down slightly on a wire rack before serving.

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