Cast Iron

English Muffins

November 10, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Serves 15
Author Notes

Make homemade English Muffins in less time than it takes to run to the store! —prairiekuchen

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups white flour
  1. Melt the butter in the milk and cool until just warm. Beat the egg in a mixing bowl. Add the honey and salt. Slowly add the milk as not to curdle the egg mixture. Sift the flours, soda and salt together. Add to the milk mixture. Knead until a dough is formed. Roll out on a floured surface until about 1 inch thick. Cut into desired shape. Lay out on a cornmeal dusted baking sheet. Make sure both sides are covered in corn meal. Let raise for 25-35 minutes. Brown in a cast iron skillet for 3-5 minutes on each side. Put back on a baking sheet and bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes until dried out. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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1 Review

Mike L. May 14, 2018
This is a great recipe! I made it yesterday and it was very successful. Thanks.

I believe there are a couple of mistakes, though:

1 - "Honey" is shown in the ingredients twice. I checked with the same recipe on the author's own site and the first entry is the correct one - "1 tablespoon honey". The 2nd entry "1 teaspoon honey" is incorrect and should be ignored.

2 - I also think the 3rd sentence in the directions is incorrect. This says “Add the honey and salt” to the egg and milk mix. I believe it is the *yeast* and not the salt that should be added here (I did that and left mine for 10 minutes, for the yeast to work a little, before adding the flour). Adding the yeast isn’t mentioned anywhere else, either.

The 5th sentence would then be correct: “Sift the flours, soda and salt together.” That’s when the salt goes in.

Thanks for this recipe - and all your great work!