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Homemade English Muffin Recipe

The perfect English muffins don't come from the store, instead they're baked up light & fluffy in a skillet on your stove top & served warm with a melting pat of butter.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, English
Servings: 6
Calories: 298kcal


  • 3 2/3 cups flour plus more for kneading
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast or instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt Greek or regular
  • fine cornmeal
  • oil


  • Whisk together flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Add water and yogurt, and mix into a soft dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes, until smooth, adding more flour if it gets sticky. Let dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • Roll dough out to a thickness of about ¾ inch. Cut out 12 circles with a 3 inch round cutter. Sprinkle a baking sheet with semolina, and cover each side of muffins with it. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place for about an hour, until almost doubled in size.
  • Heat a flat griddle pan until hot and brush with oil. Add the muffins and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 12 minutes, six minutes on each side, until firm and golden brown. Turn only once. Serve with butter and jam.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 4mg