Homemade English Muffins

Chewy, light, and airy- these muffins are amazing!

I’m so addicted to english muffins. If I buy a package, I end up eating them all within the week. Once they’re toasted and smeared with peanut butter, honey or jam, I cannot resist. They’re the perfect snack or breakfast! They’re so good, yet too expensive for my tastes. I’ve been searching for the perfect recipe for awhile now, and this one is really simple. I love it when I have all the ingredients at home!

Chewy, light, and airy- these muffins are amazing!

My brother, Zach, makes amazing jam. The one in these pictures is blueberry. SO delicious! It’s hard to get an english muffin recipe that makes all those nooks and crannies, but this one was really tasty and easy! It has enough nooks and crannies to satisfy me, plus that slightly chewy texture I was looking for. The first recipe I tried I ended up with dozens of rolls. Flat, unappealing rolls. This was much more like it. I mean, look how tall they got!

Homemade English Muffins

Give this recipe a shot! It’s quick and simple, and you’ll save some money. Never a bad thing. Plus, if you have a bunch of yummy, homemade jam, you NEED these!

*Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:
3 2/3 c. flour, plus more for kneading
2 ΒΌ t. instant yeast
1 t. salt
1 t. sugar
1 c. lukewarm water
2/3 c. sour cream (or yogurt)

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, stir flour, yeast, salt, and sugar together. Add water and yogurt. Mix until you end up with soft dough. Knead dough for 5 minutes or until smooth, adding a little more flour if it gets too sticky. Let dough rest for 5 minutes. Roll dough out gently to a thickness of ~1/2 inch. Fold dough over itself. Cut out circles with a 3-inch round biscuit cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet. Cover with towel and let rise in a warm place for one hour (should be doubled in size).
Heat skillet until hot and lightly oil. Add muffins and cook for 16 min on medium heat, 8 min on each side, until firm and golden brown. Serve with butter and jam.

Chewy, light, and airy- these muffins are amazing!

Source: The Woks of Life

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