English Muffins

These homemade English Muffins rise to the occasion and are filled with dreamy nooks and crannies that hold butter and jam like a pro.  

After years of trial and error, I’ve landed on this recipe as my go-to for these muffins. Compared to those bought at the store, they taste authentically delicious.  Because they’re made with natural ingredients, they are chemical and additive free.

Refrigerate the dough overnight for an ideal texture. Distribute the dough between the muffin rings.  Then Flour the tops and bottoms with semolina to prevent sticking.   Finally, bake them on a steel or heavy pan on the cooktop.  It’s best to wait thirsty minutes before slicing freshly baked bread.  With these, we last ten. : ) 

English muffins in a braided basket with a black napkin.

English muffins are delicious with butter and a spread of jam.  Yet they are the backdrop for outstanding breakfast sandwiches as well.  They are the perfect foundation for Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale.  

Make an easy breakfast sandwich on the weekends.  Spread a layer of mayonnaise on the toasted muffin.  Then top it with your breakfast meat of choice, a scrambled egg, and a slice of cheese.  They’re delicious.

English muffins in a braided basket with a black napkin.

English Muffins

Foodie de Froid
Servings 9 muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 day 1 hour
These English Muffins will rise to the occasion and are filled with those dreamy nooks and crannies that hold butter and jam like a pro.  
5 from 1 vote



  • 445 Grams All Purpose Flour
  • 236 Grams water
  • 15 grams sugar
  • 57 grams whole milk
  • 2 grams instant yeast
  • 27.5 grams unsalted butter
  • 15 grams salt
  • semolina flour for coating



  • Combine all of the ingredients except the semolina in your mixing bowl of your stand mixer.
    445 Grams All Purpose Flour, 236 Grams water, 15 grams sugar, 57 grams whole milk, 2 grams instant yeast, 27.5 grams unsalted butter, 15 grams salt
  • Mix on until a smooth ball of dough is formed, 4-6 minutes. You can also knead by hand.
  • Turn out the dough and transfer it to a container that has been greased with olive oil. Turn the dough over so both sides are in contact with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel.
    Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. and up to 3 days.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for one hour. Generously grease muffin rings with additional butter.
  • Dust a baking pan with semolina flour. Place the rings on the pan. I use two ¼ sheet baking pans.
    semolina flour
  • Remove dough and divide into 8 balls. You should get 8 at 85 grams each and one additional ball. Let rest five minutes.
  • Spread the dough ball out on the counter with your palm to fit neatly inside the ring. Place the dough balls in each ring and press to ensure the semolina is set on the dough.
  • Cover each pan with another sheet pan and allow to rise. The timing will depend on the temperature of your kitchen, from 1 hour to 3 hours. They will be puffy, and the dough will be completely encased in the ring and slightly puffing over the top. Note: Place the pans in a proofer to quicken this process.
  • Place your Baking Steel or carbon steel pans on top of your burner(s). Heat to medium heat until the steel reaches 325 F. Spray or lightly oil the steel with canola oil if not neatly seasoned.
  • Place four rings at a time on your hot Baking Steel and cook for 4-5 minutes. Lift the ring and muffin with a thin metal spatula to check on the color. They should look like the photo.
  • Turn and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Move them around if you have a hot spot on your steel. Test with your thermometer near the center of the muffin. They are done when they reach 195 °F.
  • Remove and place on a cooling rack. Split using a fork to maintain the natural nooks and crannies.

Kitchen Equipment

Stand Mixer
digital kitchen scale
pocket weight kitchen scale
digital thermometer


Freezing:  These muffins freeze beautifully.  Use within one month.
Course bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 178


Serving: 9gCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 650mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 0.001mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
Keyword baking steel, english muffin, holes, nooks and crannies
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