I love these! I have made them three times now! These English Muffins are so easy! All you have to do is pop the ingredients in your bread machine and let it rip!
In one of my Facebook Food Blogger groups, International Food Bloggers Cooperative, a few of us decided it might be fun to do a Recipe Exchange and try out each others’ recipes!
Names were drawn and everyone got a different member to explore. I got my good friend Laura Tobin from Your Guardian Chef! Laura has so many amazing recipes, it was a hard choice!
I really wanted to try my hand her gnocchi but to be perfecty honest, I was a bit intimidated!
Then I saw this English Muffin Recipe, which I have wanted to make for ages, I was sold! I even bought some muffin rings a few months back, so that is the recipe I settled on.
To my great surprise, these are so very easy, I don’t know why I haven’t made them my whole life!!
Laura cooked hers on the grill, but since it is freezing here, I opted for my trusty cast iron griddle on the stove.
Best part? The dough is made in the bread machine! Yep, no mixing, no kneading, no proofing multiple times!
Bread Machines are Key Timesavers for English Muffins!
Just pop all of your ingredients in your bread machine, this is mine and it is over 30 years old, so a great value!
When the dough is finished, place the dough in the muffin rings on your pan, and within 10-15 minutes, you have fresh hot, English Muffins! What could be better?
The texture of these muffins is nicer than the ones that we buy at the store in the US. It has a lovely texture that resembles a brioche. Nice and rich!
The store bought muffin everyone loves around here is Thomas’ English Muffins. These muffins do not have the large “nooks and crannies” that Thomas’ advertises, but they don’t need them!
The butter melts beautifully on a nice toasted muffin and really soaks in, making them all soft and gooey!
What is your favorite way to enjoy English muffins? We had peanut butter and jelly, cream cheese and jelly and Eggs Benedict! Yum!
I can’t say enough how much we all love these muffins! Thanks for the inspiration, Laura! One of these days, I’ll try the gnocchi! 🙂
I hope you like the recipe today for Easy English Muffins! Check out Laura’s muffins here.
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Tools I Use to Make this English Muffin Recipe
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Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
Easy English Muffins for the Bread Machine
- Heat milk in microwave or on stove until temperature reaches 105-115°F. I melted the butter while heating the milk.
- Add ingredients according to your bread machine manufacturer’s instructions. Most bread machines, the liquid is added first, then the dry and lastly the yeast.
- Start bread machine on ‘Dough only’ mode. Mine takes an hour and 20 minutes. While the bread machine does it’s magic, prepare the rest of your tools. I have 9 cm or 3″ muffin rings. So I can make 6 muffins. if yours are 10 cm you can only make 4 muffins. You need a cast pan or griddle, spatula for flipping.
- Spray the muffin rings all around with no stick spray. Heat pan. Melt butter. I used medium low setting, so that they did not burn.
- When dough is done, using a spoon, scoop dough into muffin rings. Cover with a lid and check them after about 5 minutes. If they are beautifully golden brown, flip to other side. The rings should slide right off at this stage. Turn the heat down to low and bake another 7-10 minutes until golden and a tester poked into the center, comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack for a few minutes before splitting. i like to split them with a fork.
- If you are making these muffins in the summer, or in humid conditions, use a little less milk. If you are in a dry climate, use the whole amount of milk.
- Check the dough’s consistency after the second kneading cycle. Add additional flour or additional milk to the dough if needed to achieve a smooth, elastic dough consistency.
- Once muffins are done, split them with a fork instead of a knife to get more wholes for the butter to melt into.
- You can also make the dough with the dough hook attachment for your mixer.
- If you don’t have muffin rings, you can cut the the bottom out of an empty large tuna can for rings.
- Be sure that your heat is set to medium low so that the outside of the muffins don’t burn.
- Be sure to cover them with a lid so that they cook through in the center.
- When you add the dough to the rings, you don’t have to worry about smoothing it out. They will rise while cooking and fill in.