Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wheat English Muffins

Where's my "easy" button?!


Who would have thought English Muffins would be so easy to make!

You have to try them ... yum.

Wheat English Muffins - Adapted from the Happy Housewife

1 C water (warm)
1/2 C milk (warm)
1 C wheat flour
2 C white wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. honey
2 T butter, melted
2 tsp. yeast

In a large bowl, mix together water, milk, honey and salt.

Then, add in 2 C of flour and yeast.

Mix well until a wet dough is formed.

Cover dough and place in a warm place to rise.  I "cheated" ... I microwaved a glass of water and then stuck my dough in the covered bowl in the microwave with the warmed water.  The steam from the water created a nice environment for my dough to rise... and was all ready to rock in about 20 minutes!

When dough has doubled, add in the butter and remaining flour.

Then, roll the dough out on a lightly cornmealed surface to 1/2 inch thickness.  You may need to lightly "knead" the dough with extra flour to decrease the stickiness of the dough before rolling -- but try not to knead too much!

Using a circular cookie cutter (or the rim of a large drinking glass), cut out muffins.  

Cover, and allow these to rise for about 20-30 minutes, until roughly doubled.  Mine didn't rise too much -- but that was fine.

Then, using butter (which I never do) grease your griddle.  Trust me on this one -- you'll want the butter.

Preheat the griddle to 350.

Add the muffins and cook on each side for about 10-15 minutes, checking for a nice browning to occur.

The English muffins will continue to rise while they are being cooked!

Check for doneness -- and, then lightly toast the muffin you happened to slice in half to check for doneness.


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  1. Oh, I love english muffins. Will have to try this one!

  2. Yum yum yum! I have been wanting and NEEDING to make english muffins for so long. At a garage sale this past summer I even bought little english muffin rounds that form the muffins for you (at a quarter I couldn't pass it up!) Thanks for the easy recipe!

  3. I used to make these English muffins all the time in an electric skillet. I found covering them during cooking/baking made them puffier. I also used a tuna can to cut them out.

    I continue to enjoy your recipes. I made your brownies the other day and wondered what you meant about adding choc, chips "to taste." How can you taste them before they are baked? Anyway, I threw in 2/3 of a bag, wondering if it would be too much, and it was a bit rich, but basically very good. I took them to work today and everyone was tickled to hear how healthy they really are. I have a similar recipe I've made for years that is a 9x 13 chocolate cake made with applesauce and cinnamon. No icing needed. You would enjoy it.

  4. Wow, this looks much easier than a recipe I tried before. Those muffins were flops. I may give it a try again with your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Those look great! I would have never thought that they were made on a griddle! Cool :)

  6. I love making english muffins, Nothing like the store-bought. Yours looks wonderful :)


  7. They sure are easy, aren't they? I haven't made english muffins in a while though. I have had trouble finding a cutter that is the appropriate size. I found that with the tops of my cups, they are too small. I think I need to invest in a large round biscuit cutter.

  8. Okay, I am going to have to try this...those look so good and they are expensive to buy!

  9. I love your blog! I've made so many of your recipes.

    Question - do you cook the English muffins on the griddle on the stove top, or do you put the griddle in the oven at 350?

  10. Hi! I just found out that my comment actually got to you by entering as "anonymous". My name is Pam, and I love reading your blog, but have had trouble leaving comments on your site.

    Thanks for taking the time to share your recipes with us!!!

  11. Thank you for posting this! I always love to read (and try) a good bread recipe!

  12. this post gives me great joy... love these, and just starting to bake bread!

  13. Hey Kelz... I read your blog frequently but dont always have time to comment! Question: do you think I can substitute normal white flour for the wheat flours? I'm not sure that I can find wheat flour here, but it would be AMAZING to make english muffins!! Miss you!
    Lana (not Can) :)

  14. @ Pam --

    You just use your griddle to cook these English muffins. If you have an electric griddle with a temperature control, set it to 350. If you use a stove-top griddle, then use it over the flame as your instructions recommend. But, do not bake them... I've learned that English muffins don't quite turn out that way.


  15. i have been looking for an english muffin recipe! i miss them! thanks so much can't wait to try them!

  16. Thanks for the clarification about using the griddle. I can't wait to make these!

  17. Yummy! We are snowed in this weekend, and I think making english muffins with my kids will be lots of fun! Thanks for all the fantastic recipes :)

  18. First attempt was not a success. They turned out more like bisquits than english muffing. I will attempt again. :(

  19. I would love to try this recipe....but I don't have a griddle OR an electric skillet. I'm so bummed!

  20. I made these today and they turned out great! I used an electric skillet because I don't have a griddle and putting the lid on like someone commented does make the poof more. Yum! Thanks!

  21. I just tried this recipe but 350 was way to high on my electric skillet. They were burning in just a few minutes. It is a new skillet...just wondering if anyone else had this problem.


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