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English Muffins

By menace (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12
Makes 12. Traditional English Muffins. Great with cheese or honey!


  • 375g Strong Plain Flour
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 1 tblsp Caster Sugar
  • 125ml Water
  • 30g Melted Butter
  • 3.5g Dried Yeast
  • 1 tblsp Polenta


  • STEP 1
    Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in the sugar, stirring until dissolved. Let it cool until it's lukewarm.
  • STEP 2
    In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • STEP 3
    In a large bowl, combine the milk, yeast mixture, butter and 1/2 of the flour. Beat until smooth. Add salt and rest of flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Knead. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise.
  • STEP 4
    Knock back. Roll out to about 1/2 cm thick. Cut rounds with a plain cutter or glass. Sprinkle a baking tray or greaseproof paper with polenta and put the rounds on this to rise. Dust the tops of muffins with polenta also. Cover and rise 30 minutes.
  • STEP 5
    Heat a greased heavy frying pan or griddle. Cook muffins on griddle about 10 minutes on each side on medium heat. Keep baked muffins in a warm oven until all have been cooked. To use, split and toast.
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