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English muffin [ing-glish or, often, -lish; muhf-in]
noun
1. a rather flat muffin made from yeast dough, typically baked on a griddle, and then split and toasted before being eaten.

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Ingredients

     1 tsp instant yeast
     1 Tbsp sugar
     1/2 cup milk
     2 Tbsp butter
     2 1/2 cups flour
     3/4 tsp salt
     1/4 cup cornmeal
     as needed non-stick spray
     extra flour for work surface

Note: My directions are for a kitchenaid w/ dough hook attachment….

Add 2 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt & yeast to mixing bowl.

Next melt butter and warm milk in microwave & add to dry ingredients.

Turn on kitchenaid to lowest speed and let mix. add addt’l butter & milk as needed.
My dough was too dry so I added some addt’l butter & milk.

Once dough has formed a soft ball then transfer it to a greased bowl w/ lid. Set in a warm place to rise for approx 1 hour. After and hour punch the dough down and let it rise again for another hour.

Prepare a baking sheet w/ cooking spray and sprinkle generously w/ corn meal. Set aside.

Punch the dough down and shape into a ball. Place on a lightly floured work surface and roll into a circle about 3/4 inch thick.

Cut dough into circles w/ a biscuit cutter or glass. Continue balling & rolling dough until it is gone.

Place rounds on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle tops w/ corn meal. Cover & let rise for another 45 minutes to an hour.

Heat a skillet over med-low heat. Spray w/ cooking spray. I used cast iron but use your favorite. Place four or five rounds in skillet and cook for 7 minutes. Flip & cook for another 7 minutes. I used a kitchen timer for this. The heat should be fairly low as not to burn the muffins.

Once they are cooked place on a wire rack to cool.

Once cool, cut & serve w/ butter, jam, nutella, cheese, sour cream…..whatever your favorite spreads are! So simple & delicious! There is nothing like fresh bread!