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16 Feb, 2016

Have you ever made your own English muffins?

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - iKnead|Recipes and Food

Do you make your own pancakes? Muffins? What about waffles? What about ENGLISH MUFFINS?

February 16 #dailylunches - I made English muffins!

I saw this “how to” recipe over at thekitchn.com and thought I’d give it a spin this past weekend, you know, just so we can say we tried making a new breakfast carb.

In the end, the recipe the worked out very well. Having a stand mixer was a huge help. I made the starter the night before and prepped the rest of it the next day. I didn’t let the dough rise in the fridge overnight as per the recommendations but next time I will definitely try it that way.

Nonetheless, the dough was gorgeous.

Did you know that English muffins are made in a frying pan, and not in the oven? It was a little tricky to get the temperature of the pan right (they need about five minutes a side) otherwise it was fine. Scratch that, it was MORE THAN FINE. They tasted great hot off the pan AND even better the next day.

I was so inspired. I TOTALLY ROCKED THE MUFFINS. In fact, maybe I’ll try my hand at crumpets next time. :)

3 Responses to "Have you ever made your own English muffins?"

1 | Lynn

February 16th, 2016 at 4:10 pm


Totally doing this! Thanks!

2 | andrea tomkins

February 19th, 2016 at 5:41 pm


Let me know how they turn out!

3 | Jenn vds

February 28th, 2016 at 10:32 pm


Made them today. Yummy! I think I’ll let the sponge ferment overnight, as suggested, for more flavour. I was too impatient today! :)

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