English Muffin Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 4 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups Buttermilk, lukewarm
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • Cornmeal, for dusting


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl), whisk together flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and yeast. Add the warm buttermilk, butter and egg. Mix on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes until dough begins to pull from the sides and is smooth and shiny. 
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Dough will be quite soft and a bit damp. Do not add more flour than absolutely necessary to prevent dough from sticking to your work surface. Roll out to 1-inch thickness and cut rounds using a 3 3/4 inch biscuit cutter, re-rolling scraps as needed.
  3. Dust a baking sheet generously with cornmeal. Move dough rounds to baking sheet then flip rounds over so that both sides are dusted with cornmeal. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a light towel. Allow dough to rise at warm room temperature 30 minutes until puffed up but not necessarily doubled in size. 
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a cast iron or nonstick skillet over low heat. Cook each muffin round 4-5 minutes per side in the skillet, until crisp and browned. Transfer muffins back to baking sheet and finish cooking in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  5. Split with a fork and toast before serving. 


  • Muffins will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Source: Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
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Author: Kate Donahue
Source: Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Recipe Yields: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 31
Calories 221

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 386mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.