English muffins
Raciones: 10
Typical English muffins, round tender rolls baked on a pan
With yeast
  • 370g strong flour
  • 300g water
  • 2g dried baker's yeast (6g fresh yeast)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
With sourdough starter
  • 200g sourdough 100% hydration
  • 270g strong flour
  • 200g water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
With sponge
  1. Prepare a sponge the night before with 100g of flour, 100g of water and all the yeast. Stir, cover and let ferment overnight at room temperature.
  2. The next day, add the sponge to the remaining ingredients: 270g of flour, 200g of water, honey and salt. Knead by hand or machine and let ferment well covered until double in bulk.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Use pastry or egg rings as seen in the photo, of 7-8cm. Smear the rings with butter or oil and place them on the pan to warm. If the pan is not nonstick, sprinkle some cornstarch so that the muffins will not stick.
  4. Take a portion of dough with your hands and place it in the ring, it should be no more than 1cm high, because they expand a lot. Fill as many rings as you can fit and let the muffins bake on the heat until the sides look cooked through, then you can lift the molds. Let them brown on the first side, at least 5 minutes. Watch them closely to prevent them from burning. If they get too brown, lower the heat, as the muffins must toast on the outside but still be cooked through inside.
  5. Turn the muffins and bake them another 5 minutes minimum. Proceed until you finish all the dough, greasing the rings every time. Place the muffins on a cooling rack.
Without sponge
  1. To make the muffins with the direct method use twice the instructed yeast, and mix all ingredients before you start kneading. Just like that.
With sourdough
  1. To make sourdough muffins mix all ingredients well, then knead. Yes, it will take them much longer to ferment than with store-bought yeast, depending on the power of your sourdough. But in return you'll have a much stronger flavor.
Recipe by Recetas caseras con fotos paso a paso de El Invitado de Invierno at https://invitadoinvierno.com/english-muffins/