Rating: 4.5 stars
722 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 9

I've used this delicious recipe for about 29 years. They are very good... much better than any store-bought English Muffins I've ever had. Great with orange butter, or cream cheese and jam.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
2 hrs 15 mins
25 mins
18 muffins (approximately)


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in the sugar, stirring until dissolved. Let cool until lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, yeast mixture, shortening and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add salt and rest of flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Knead. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  • Punch down. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut rounds with biscuit cutter, drinking glass, or empty tuna can. Sprinkle waxed paper with cornmeal and set the rounds on this to rise. Dust tops of muffins with cornmeal also. Cover and let rise 1/2 hour.

  • Heat greased griddle. Cook muffins on griddle about 10 minutes on each side on medium heat. Keep baked muffins in a warm oven until all have been cooked. Allow to cool and place in plastic bags for storage. To use, split and toast.


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Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 34g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 136.2mg. Full Nutrition