RECIPES

English muffins

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English muffins

Once you’ve made your own English muffins, you’ll never want to buy them again. Factor in a couple of hours proving time to get Paul Hollywood’s easy version ready to go on the griddle.

Equipment and preparation: You will need a 9cm/3½oz straight-sided cutter.

Ingredients

  • 300g/10½ oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for flouring
  • 6g fast-action yeast
  • 6g salt
  • 15g/½oz caster sugar
  • 15g/½oz softened butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium free-range egg (about 22g/¾oz), lightly beaten
  • 170ml/6fl oz milk (should make a soft dough – you can add up to about 30ml/1floz extra if needed)
  • oil, for greasing
  • 15g/½oz semolina or polenta, plus extra for dusting