English Muffins

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Method

  1. In a small bowl, combine yeast and warm water and let sit until mixture becomes frothy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Whisk milk, honey and butter together over low heat in a small saucepan until honey and butter are completely dissolved. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with knead hook attached, place milk and yeast mixtures together. Add 1.5 cups of flour and the salt. Mix and continue adding all the flour until a sticky dough is formed. 
  4. Place in a greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour. 
  5. Punch down and roll out to 1/2 an inch thick. Cut with a circular shaped object (wine glass, tuna can, etc) and dust with flour. Place on baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap until doubled in size- about 1.5 hours. 
  6. Heat a cast iron skillet with oil (grapeseed, olive, canola, whatever) over medium heat. Fry the dough rounds until bottom is browned and sides look cooked through*. 

*Always roll the dough to be on the thinner side so that you can be sure it cooks all the way though. 

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