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 other’s 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 the English Muffins, which I have wanted to make for ages! 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. Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
This recipe is so easy and the English Muffins are so delicious, you will be wondering why you never made them before!
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tsp or 1 - 1/4 oz. package active dry yeast
- 2 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- non stick spray
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter for baking in pan
- non stick spray
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.