Homemade English Muffins
| 2 1/4 cups bread flour |
1/2 tablespoon sugar + a pinch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 TBLS shortening or room temperature butter
| 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast |
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup milk
Add just a pinch of sugar to the warm water. Then, combine the yeast with the warm water.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in the shortening, mixture will be lumpy.
Pour in the yeast water and milk into the flour mixture and stir until a dough ball forms.
Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled in size (about 60-90 minutes).
Plop the dough out on a floured work surface and divide into six equal parts.
Roll each muffin into a ball. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Cover, and allow to rise for an additional hour.
Heat a cast iron skillet (or other oven safe pan) over medium heat.
Add a teaspoon of oil. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. You want each side to get very brown, but not burnt.
Once you've cooked each side put the skillet in the oven at 400°F for 10-12 minutes until the english muffins are cooked through.
I found this recipe on A Beautiful Mess.
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