Traditional English Muffins


10 Tips for When Cooking This Dish

  • Use fresh yeast for the best rise.
  • Ensure milk is warm, not hot, to activate the yeast without killing it.
  • Dust with plenty of cornmeal to prevent sticking and add texture.
  • Allow dough to fully rise to ensure fluffy muffins.
  • Roll dough evenly to avoid uneven cooking.
  • Use a round cutter for uniform size.
  • Do not overcrowd the skillet; cook in batches if necessary.
  • Cook on medium-low heat to avoid burning.
  • Flip gently to retain the shape.
  • Toast before serving for extra crispiness.

Serve It With Suggestions

  • With butter and jam for a classic breakfast.
  • As a base for eggs Benedict or with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
  • Alongside soups or salads for a hearty meal.
  • Use as sandwich bread for a delightful lunch.


Q: Can I make the dough ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the dough and let it rise overnight in the refrigerator. Let it come to room temperature before rolling and cutting.

Q: Can English muffins be frozen?
Absolutely! Freeze them after cooking and cool completely. Thaw and toast when ready to eat.

Q: What if I don’t have a round cutter?
You can use any round object like a glass or an empty can, or simply cut into squares with a knife.

Q: How do I get more nooks and crannies in my muffins?
The key is in the cooking method. Cook on a low heat and do not press down on the muffins while cooking.
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