Baking English Muffins

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English muffins are a British specialty & have almost nothing in common with the sweet muffins (for example chocolate chip muffins), they will be served rather hearty with for example bacon & egg.

In Germany they are available as toasties or toast buns, they consist of a yeast dough & are baked in a frying pan. Have fun baking!

Cooked/Baked today: Baking English Muffins
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 2 hours (inclusive resting time)
Category: Baking Recipes, Bread & Bun Recipes, Yeast Dough, English Recipes
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Baking English Muffins

Baking English Muffins

Baking English Muffins

Baking English Muffins

Ingredients for about 15 English Muffins:

  • 400 grams flour
  • 250 milliliters lukewarm milk
  • 50 grams soft butter
  • ½ cube of fresh yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons semolina
  • Additional flour for the countertop

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • High container to stir together yeast-milk-mixture
  • Whisk or fork
  • Kitchen machine or mixer with dough hook
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Kitchen towel
  • Round cookie cutter or coffee mug
  • Baking sheet + parchment paper
  • Large pan


…for the yeast dough:

Crumble ½ cube of fresh yeast into a high container & pour in 250 milliliters lukewarm milk. Next, add 1 tablespoon sugar & stir together with a whisk or fork until sugar & yeast have completely dissolved.

Preparing Yeast Dough

Preparing Yeast Dough

In a mixing bowl combine yeast-milk-mixture along with 400 grams flour, 50 grams soft butter & 1 teaspoon salt with a kitchen machine or mixer with dough hook for about 4 – 5 minutes until you got a smooth & sticky dough.

…preparations for the English muffins:

Next, slightly flour the countertop & knead the dough by pulling from the outside inwards until nothing sticks to the fingers anymore & the whole dough is coated with a light flour layer.

Then roll out the dough with a rolling pin about until a thickness of 1cm. Afterwards cut out circles with a diameter of about 8 centimeters with a round cookie cutter or a coffee mug. Remove the excess dough, knead together, roll out again and cut out more circles until the whole dough is used up.

Cutting Out & Baking The English Muffins

Cutting Out & Baking The English Muffins

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread it evenly with about 1 – 2 tablespoons semolina. Place the muffin circles with a little distance to each other on the baking sheet and sprinkle them from above with a little more semolina. Finally cover the muffins with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for about 45 – 60 minutes in a warm place until slightly risen.

…for the English muffins:

After the resting time heat up a large pan without adding oil or fat over low to medium heat & bake the English muffins in portions for about 4 minutes each side until golden brown and beautifully puffed. Then lift them out of the pan, allow to cool briefly & serve.

I wish you lots of fun baking 😉

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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