Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you top it with peanut butter and honey, homemade jam, or a fried egg and a piece of pepper jack cheese, English muffins are a great way start your day off right!
Homemade English muffins are easy to make and scrumptious. You can use dough found in your grocery store freezer isle, dough from your bread machine, or mix it up by hand! I have included the recipe.
I love adding either cinnamon or fresh ground nutmeg and raisins to my homemade dough for added flavor. I know.. I know.. my sister always says I am some sort of freak. I am always making something that can be bought at the store, but one thing that you can’t put a price on is the amazing goodness that comes from making something from scratch.
So roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and let’s make something fabulous!
Not everyone has a bread machine or the time to make dough from scratch. I wanted to see if you could use frozen dough that you can buy in the grocery store and it worked! Just follow the thawing directions and you are ready to roll.
English muffin Dough for bread machine or to make by hand.
4 cups four
2 tsp. yeast
1 cup warm milk
4 Tbs. melted butter
2 Tbs. sugar 1 tsp. salt
-optional- you can add 3/4 cup raisins and 1 tsp. cinnamon or 1/2 teasp. fresh ground nutmeg.
Add ingredients and put machine on DOUGH setting. If you are an old hand at making dough from scratch..you know what you knead to do… sorry, I just couldn’t help it!
When dough is ready, roll or pat out on floured surface until it is about 1/2 inches thick. Cut out with the mouth of a cup or a biscuit cutter.
Place on a cookie sheet and let rise in a warm, draft free place for 20 – 30 minutes.
Heat griddle or skillet to medium low and sprinkle with corn meal. Cook muffins for 6-7 minutes on each side.
If golden brown and still a bit doughy in the center, put into the oven set at 300 for 10 minutes.
Fork split them. ( to retain some of the nooks and crannies) Cool.
Store in a Ziplock bag or airtight container until ready to toast!
From my kitchen to yours ~ ENJOY~
P.S Your kids might not remember all the tiny details of their day, but they will always remember the way the house smelled when your were making something wholesome and nutritious.
Make a memory. Make muffins.