Cast Iron Skillet English Muffins

Homemade English muffins and jam on a plate with a knife and a teapot beside the plate



Light, fluffy and airy English Muffins!

So I'm not gonna lie,  I thought these would be a total flop!  I have to tell you though, I surprised myself with these.  They are awesome!  They turned out amazing.  I can guarantee you I will never buy english muffins from the store again after making these!

Ingredients:

> 1tsp active yeast

> 1tbsp sugar split into 2 halves

> 1/2 cup warm (not hot) water

> 1/2 cup milk

> 2 tbsp butter

> 3 cups flour divided

> 3/4 tsp salt

> 1/4 cup cornmeal

Directions:

Pour warm water into large bowl and add the yeast and 1/2 tsp sugar  Stir until dissoved then let it sit until its foamy.

In a small microwaveable bowl combine the milk, butter and 1/2 tsp sugar.  

Microwave just until butter melts. (30 - 40 seconds)

Once the yeast is foamy add the milk mixture to it then add 1 cup of flour and the salt.  Stir until mixed.  Add in the second cup of flour and stir until mixed.  Finally add the third cup of flour and mix.

Put dough on lightly floured surface and knead it for 5 minutes (dust with flour if needed).

Let the dough sit for 15 minutes then start rolling it out.  You want it to be about 1/2 inch thick.

Get a large cast iron skillet OR a baking sheet and generously sprinkle the surface with cornmeal.

Using a drinking glass or cup cut circles out of the dough.  Place each one on top of the cornmeal in the skillet or baking sheet.

Keep balling up the unused dough and re-rolling and cutting until its all used up, placing each circle into the skillet or baking sheet.

Cover the circles loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/5 hours. (They should double in size)

Place Cast iron skillet on burner on med heat with the cornmeal and muffins.  Sprinkle tops with cornmeal and cook for 3 - 5 mins.  Flip muffins and cook for another 3 - 5 mins.  They should be golden brown and sound hollow when tapped.

Remove from skillet and place on wire rack to cool.

*Side note:  These are awesome toasted with strawberry jam!!!*



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