Homemade English Muffins {Guest Post}

  • Author: Jelli from JelliBean Journals
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Bread & Dough



  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shortening vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ~1/4 cup cornmeal or polenta for sprinklingINSTRUCTIONS (Overnight Version)


  1. In the morning beat the dough for 3 minutes. Cover with a towel and set aside to rest for an hour.
  2. Heat a griddle or a large skillet to medium and prepare your molds. If using cans, spray each can with non-stick cooking spray to prevent batter from sticking. Arrange molds on the griddle and sprinkle a pinch of cornmeal inside the mold. Use an ice cream scoop to dish out 1-2 scoops of batter into each ring. Use a couple of teaspoons to help you pull the batter from the center to fill the ring. Sprinkle a pinch of cornmeal over the top of each muffin.
  3. Cover the griddle with a cookie sheet or if using a skillet, put the lid on and cook 5 minutes. Flip the muffins and cook 4-5 more minutes and remove from heat. Continue with remaining batter remembering to add cornmeal with each new batch.
  4. To serve, split muffins by inserting a fork around the middle all the way around the muffin and pulling them apart. This is the best way to ensure maximum texture.


adapted from Alton Brown

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Combine dry ingredients in the bowl of your mixer and mix 30 seconds to combine. Pour in oil and water and mix on medium speed for 3 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.