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English muffins

Wed, 3 Jan 1996 13:15:35 -0500
In December Dennis asked for an English Muffin recipe.  This is a recipe that
has been handed down in our family.

{ Exported from MasterCook Mac }

Charls English Muffins

Recipe By: 
Serving Size: 1
Preparation Time: 0:00
Categories: Bread 

Amount Measure Ingredient Preparation Method
 1/2 cup milk scalded
 1/4 cup shortening 
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
1     tablespoon sugar 
 1/2 cup water room temperature
1     package yeast 
3     cups flour sifted
4     tablespoons white cornmeal 

Combine milk, shortening, salt and sugar.  Cool to lukewarm by adding water.
 Dissolve yeast as directed on package.  Add to milk mixture and stir well.
 Add flour and mix until a soft dough is formed.  Roll out on floured board
to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut with a 3 1/2 inch round cutter.  Place on a
baking sheet that has been sprinkled with 2 tablespoons cornmeal.  Sprinkle
tops of muffins with additional 2 tablespoons cornmeal.  

Let rise in a warm place(85-90 degrees) until double in bulk-about 1 hour.
 Bake sowly on a hot, ungreased griddle until brown, about 7 minutes on each
side.  Split muffins, toast and serve with butter and marmalade. 

I hope this helps.