Homemade English Muffins are so simple to make that you’ll never want to buy store-bought again. Fluffy English muffin recipe full of nooks and crannies! You’ll love everything from the smell to the textures and flavors.
Combine the warm milk, sugar and yeast, allowing the yeast to proof for a few minutes, until bubbly. Add remaining ingredients (EXCEPT cornmeal!) and mix thoroughly, for about 5 minutes. Do not add more flour, the dough will be very sticky.
Once mixed, scrape dough from bowl onto a lightly floured counter top. Fold dough over a few times, until you make a nice, smooth ball. Place in a greased bowl and allow to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
Punch down dough and lay out on a surface sprinkled with cornmeal. Roll out to desired thickness. the muffins rise somewhat, so roll them out about 1/4" thinner than what you would like the final product to be. Cut out circles with a floured 3-inch cutter. Re-roll and cut out the leftover dough. Cover the muffins with a damp cloth and let rest for about 20 minutes.
Heat a frying pan or griddle to very low heat. Do not grease, but sprinkle with 1-2 tsp cornmeal. Place muffins in pan, on top of cornmeal. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side. I grab my book and a chair, and get comfortable, setting the timer to keep track of the muffins.
Remove from pan & cool on a cooling rack. Store muffins in the fridge or freezer.
The cornmeal is ONLY used during the cooking process to coat the pan/ rolls!