English muffins

Servings:
8
Preparation time:
25 mins + 1.5 hr resting
Cooking time:
12 mins

Make these classic English Muffins, delicious on their own or with different toppings.

Ingredients checklist

Method

Step 1

Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and add the yeast and salt – put the yeast on one side of the bowl and the salt on the other

Step 2

Add the butter, egg, honey and milk, then mix everything together, making a soft dough

Step 3

Tip the dough mixture onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 or 12 minutes to create a stretchy and smooth dough

Step 4

Grease a large mixing bowl with vegetable oil and add the dough. Cover with a damp cloth and prove for about an hour – the dough should double in size

Step 5

Lightly dust your work surface with a small amount of flour and semolina then tip out the risen dough on to the surface and roll out to approximately 2.5cm (an old fashioned inch) thick

Step 6

Lightly dust a large baking tray with half of the semolina

Step 7

Using a 9cm plain round cutter, make eight muffins. Put the muffins on the dusted baking tray with space around each one. Dust the remaining semolina over the top of the muffins

Step 8

Put aside in a warm place to prove for a further half an hour

Step 9

Heat a flat griddle or heavy frying pan on the hob to a low heat. Toast the muffins gently for about 6 minutes, flip and repeat

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