English Muffins From Scratch

Making your own English Muffins From Scratch is easier than you’d think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies!

Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! You guys. You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to make English Muffins From Scratch again.  I’d made them a loonngg time ago in the early early days of this blog, but I haven’t had the chance to make many since!  Why?  Because our beloved Kitchen Aid mixer has been out of commission.  Even though you don’t need a mixer for this recipe, but trust me, using one will make your life a lot easier, so I’ve been waiting until we had ours back up and running.  

My husband, bless his heart, has refused to buy a new one.  Even though we’ve taken his (yes, it’s his mixer that he bought as a Christmas present for himself about 6 years ago) mixer to the appliance repair shop once before, absolutely hates our throw-it-away-and-buy-a-new-one culture. Which is one of the many features about him that I love; however, he’s also a very busy man and so it’s taken a long time of calling Kitchen Aid and trying to diagnose the mixer’s issues before we finally were able to get all of the gears replaced and get the mixer home.  Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! Having it fixed may not have been the best economical choice, but I have to say that even though it may have cost more than I would have liked, knowing that we stayed true to my husbands values and that they’re ones that he’s going to pass down to our daughter, makes it worth the extra money.  Plus, all of things we can start making again that I’ve been holding off on because I’m too lazy to mix it all by hand, well that makes it all worth it too!Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! The dough itself for English Muffins From Scratch is super easy: milk, yeast, egg, flour, salt, and butter.  That’s it.  It’s a really sticky dough so once it’s all mixed together the bowl you transfer to the dough to needs to be well oiled.  We use our trusty Misto to spray in olive oil.Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! Left to rise and a couple of hours later and you have this beautiful soft, still sticky, dough.Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! Funny enough, we got our mixer back but in the meantime I totally lost our stove top griddle.  I have no idea where it is.  I looked everywhere and couldn’t find it.  The best we could come up with is that we brought it somewhere and then forgot to bring it home. Oh well.  A griddle is not needed, it just helps cook more muffins at once, but a nice big pan will still hold about 5 muffins at a time.  Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! In a cornmeal dusted pan, I portioned out the muffins (about 2 oz each, a ball the size of the center of my palm), and let them rise for another 20 minutes in the cool pan.  Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! Then I turned the pan to medium low heat and cooked the little muffins for about 10-12 minutes before flipping to cook the other side.Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies! Another 8-10 mins on the other side and then they’re done! Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies!Look at all that space for nooks and crannies!Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies!A little toasting, a touch of butter, and ahhh English Muffins From Scratch!

Hooray for a working Kitchen Aid again!  I put most of this batch in the freezer for this summer from now when I’m sure I’ll be wayyy too tired to do any baking but may have a couple of minutes to heat up a homemade English muffin 😉 

English Muffins From Scratch
Yields 14
English Muffins made at home!
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
2 hr 10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
3 hr
Prep Time
2 hr 10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
3 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 cups lukewarm milk
  2. 2 1/4 tsp (1 pkg) yeast
  3. 3 Tbsp butter, softened
  4. 1 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 2 Tbsp sugar
  6. 1 large egg
  7. 4 1/2 cups flour
  8. Olive oil for bowl and hands
  9. Cornmeal for pans
Instructions
  1. Place milk in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and sprinkle yeast over top. Let sit for 10 minutes to activate and then add the butter, salt, sugar, egg, and flour.
  2. Mix on low until the flour is incorporated and then switch to medium and beat for 5 minutes. The dough will be very soft and sticky.
  3. Oil a large bowl and then scrape dough out into it, cover, and let rise for about 2 hours.
  4. Oil your hands (to prevent the dough from sticking) pinch pieces of dough off (2 oz, if you have a kitchen scale or about the size of the center of your palm), form a ball, and place on a (cooled) griddle pan or in a large saute pan that is generously dusted with cornmeal.
  5. Put the remainder on a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal, or if you have another large saute pan, prep a second pan.
  6. Let rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Turn burner to medium low and cook until golden brown, about 10 -12 minutes on the first side and 8-10 min on the second side. (If they brown too quickly, reduce the heat.)
  8. Heat 2nd pan and cook or carefully transfer the rest from the baking sheet so as not to deflate them and cook until done.
  9. Let cool completely on a rack before splitting open with a fork.
  10. Muffins will keep fresh on the counter a few days and freeze well.
Served From Scratch http://www.servedfromscratch.com/
Making your own English Muffins from scratch is easier than you'd think and sooo tasty without sacrificing any of the nooks or crannies!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • I am super impressed that you were able to get the Kiitchen Aid repaired though. That is something I would procrastinate on FOREVER. My Kitchen Aid is at least 30 years old (originally it was my Grandmas) and luckily (fingers crossed) has never had problems. And what better way to celebrate your repaired Kitchen Aid than with homemade English muffins!?! I made them a few years ago and it was amazing, must do it again, I think the English muffins are the best when it comes to morning bread options 🙂

    • Oh my gosh I LOVE that your have your Grandma’s! I bet it hasn’t had problems because 30 years ago they were probably built better! The repair people told us that the new ones are built with plastic gears, which is what eventually wore down on us. They replaced them with metal ones which should last a long time- hopefully as long as your Grandmas! 😀

  • I have been meaning to make English muffins from scratch for so long now, and have been putting it off putting it off putting it off… but you have totally inspired me! They look so much easier than I keep hyping them up to be, especially with the help of a mixer. (I was without a stand mixer for ages, didn’t think I needed one, then got one as a Christmas gift one year. Now I’m like, why have I been choosing to live in the dark ages for so long?! They are so helpful!)
    And I totally agree with your husband’s values about not just getting rid of something and replacing it when it can be repaired. It’s definitely worth a little extra effort if you can get a few more years of use out of something!

  • I love homemade English muffins! (One of the things I have to work on, now that I’m gluten free… ) So much flavor.

    I never used a stand mixer – *until* I fell and hurt my hand – and several years into not baking bread (I’m stubborn) accepted that hand kneading was not going to be easy for me again. But once I had it, I didn’t know how I’d ever baked bread regularly without it!

  • I’ve been wanting to make English muffins for a long time too as I can’t buy them here! So happy to have this recipe Tracy! Thank you!! What kind of yeast did you use? I have fresh yeast, will that work?

    • Hi Naina! I use active dry yeast for these- I’ve never baked with fresh yeast before though! I’m sure it would- do you have a good conversion from dry to active? I’m so curious about the difference!

  • Is it too late to request these for Mothers Day morning? I have printing off recipes and putting them on my boys desks…big hints. LOL I have never made them from scratch but this looks so fun to do and delicious. Great idea to make some ahead and freeze them so any time you want you can have a delicious homemade English muffin.