What Olivia Cooked: English Breakfast Muffins

Saturday, 19 July 2014

English Muffin Recipe English Muffin Recipe Based on a recipe from Paul Hollywood (those eyes though), these muffins make for the perfect breakfast (or lunch) time meal, plus are so delicious toasted with jam and butter- I even converted Joe to them! Although they take a little while to make (if you factor in all the proofing and leaving), they're perfect to make the night before and have as a morning after snack- and will definitely get you on the good side of any housemates or family you have living with you!

You will need:
- A shallow cooking pan (to cook the muffins)
- A baking sheet or tray
- 300g bread flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fast action-dried yeast
- 15g caster sugar
- 15g salted butter, in small cubes
- 1 beaten egg
- 170ml milk at room temperature
- 15g polenta

Let's get going!

English Muffins Recipe
1. Pop the flour in a mixing bowl, with the yeast in one side of the bowl, and salt on the other. Add the sugar, beaten egg and milk in too. Mix everything together to make a soft dough!

2. Sprinkle your clean worktop with a little flour and knead you dough for about 15 minutes until soft. Pop the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise until it has doubled in size (this works best if your dough is left in a warm room).
English Muffins Recipe
3. Roll your dough on your surface until it is about 1.5cm thick and leave to relax for 15 minutes to avoid them shrinking in size.

4. Sprinkle half of your polenta on to your baking sheet, and using a cutter (or, like me, a mug) stamp out your muffins. Pop them on the baking tray and sprinkle the rest of your polenta on top of your muffins and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
English Muffins Recipe
5. Pop your pan onto a low heat, and once heated pop your muffins on to the pan and cook for about 8-10 minutes on each side (until the colour has changed and reached about halfway up each muffin) and they look well toasted (but not burnt).

6. Leave to cool and toast with jam and butter for a tasty breakfast treat!

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If you give these a go yourself don't forget to use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see! Also, let me know if there's any recipes you'd like to see! I have a baking giveaway coming up too, so keep your eyes peeled!


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40 comments:

  1. These look so delicious and the pictures turned out gorgeous. I've never even thought of making my own English muffins!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  2. Nice! The muffins look tasty!

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  3. These just look so utterly delightful Olivia x

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  4. They look delicious! Definitely going to have to try making those sometime. x

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  5. They look so delicious!

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  6. yummy*-*♥ xx
    Bianka
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  7. WOW seems to be really delicious!;)

    Have a great week-end and brandnew week!

    Yours,
    NIKA

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  8. These look fabulous! I absolutely adore your rolling pin - Where is it from? xx

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    1. It was a gift, but I believe it's from Anthropologie! x

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  9. The photos are amazing,making me hungry now xx
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  10. I've never tried muffins in a pan, they look yummy! You brits sure know how to eat!!
    -Love, Mariska http://freecarnation.com

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  11. They look absolutely gorgeous, I've never thought to make them myself. I'll have to give this a try. That jam is my fave x

    Cup of Loveliness

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  12. I am always buying these from the supermarket but strangely I've never thought of making them myself! Defiantly will give them ago now though Gisforgingers xx

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  13. These look amazing! I've been wanting to try making English muffins for a while.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  14. It looks so tasty ♥ I need to try this in the future!

    Best wishes,
    Kat
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  15. mm mm mmm they look so good! pinning this asap

    Emma| With A City Dream

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  16. that look so delicious!!

    Sophia
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  17. They look yummy! Using a mug as a cutter is a great idea.
    Becky x
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  18. Words cannot describe how lovely this all looks!

    xx,
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  19. These look delicious, and beautifully photographed. :)
    Stephanie | from greenteawithstephanie

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  20. Definitely gonna give this a try! Looks so yummy:)

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  21. I never thought to make english muffins, it looks fairly easy and super fun.
    Cute pictures too!

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  22. Those muffins look yummy! xx

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  23. ahhhh, they look so so yummy, mmmm :) If I get round to trying them, I hope they come out as lovely as yours!
    The Life of Maisie xx

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  24. yummm!! looks so good :)
    xx

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  25. fab!
    xx
    daniella
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  26. Oh I remember this recipe, and I remember this being a task on GBBO, I've been scared to attempt but definitely tempted now, thanks Liv xx

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  27. I will sure try ! They re my favourites.
    Xxx

    Love from Paris,
    Lorna

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  28. So yummy!!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  29. Definitely going to have to try this! I think things taste even better when you've made them yourself! :)

    Gabby xo

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  30. wow im craving these now!!

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  31. These look delicious! I will have to make them!

    Haley
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  32. These make me feel so hungry :( they look incredible! x

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  33. These look amazing, I really love English muffins with eggs (of course) or with Nutella (*drools*) - I love the idea of making my own to remove any nasty preservatives, so this is now bookmarked for my next lazy Sunday afternoon (along with your madelines!)

    Jo xx

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