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Wonderful English Muffins

When I was growing up on a farm, my mom always seemed to be making homemade bread...nothing tasted so good! Now I like to make these simple yet delicious muffins for my own family. —Linda Rasmussen, Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Cornmeal

Directions

  • Scald milk in a saucepan; add butter, sugar and salt. Stir until butter melts; cool to lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; add to milk mixture. Stir in all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour until smooth. Add sesame seeds, poppy seeds and enough remaining whole wheat flour to make a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Roll to 1/3-in. thickness on a cornmeal-covered surface. Cut into circles with a 3-1/2-in. or 4-in. cutter; cover with a towel and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Place muffins, cornmeal side down, in a greased skillet; cook over medium-low heat until bottoms are browned, 12-14 minutes. Turn and cook until other side is browned, 12-14 minutes. Cool on wire racks; split and toast to serve.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 240 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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