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The Best English Muffins Recipe


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 4-5 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk on the stovetop.
  2. Remove from heat and add sugar and still until dissolved.
  3. Mix the yeast and warm water together. After the yeast has dissolved in the water and the sugar has dissolved in the milk, mix the two together.
  4. Add the shortening and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth.
  5. Add salt and flour until you have a soft dough. Knead.
  6. Roll out to 1/2 in. thickness. Cut out circles with a biscuit cutter or a glass.
  7. Set the rounds on a nonstick surface that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Let the rounds rise for 30 minutes in a warm spot.
  8. Heat a greased griddle. Cook muffins on the griddle for about 10 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  9. This recipe makes about 15-18 English muffins.