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Overnight English Muffins

Overnight English Muffins
Homemade English muffins softer and more delicious than anything that comes out of a package.
Yield 8 -10 English muffins
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup cultured buttermilk powder (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup water (120-130°F)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, buttermilk powder, sugar and salt.
  • Add water and butter to flour-yeast mixture. Beat 1 minute at low speed. Scrape down dough from sides of bowl. Gradually add more flour to form a soft, sticky dough.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest overnight on the counter.
  • Sprinkle surface with flour. Gently remove dough from bowl and roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness with a floured rolling pin. Cut into 8 to 10 4-inch circles (*see note). Place on a greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until indentation remains after touching, about one hour.
  • Preheated electric griddle to 300°F. Spray griddle with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. Carefully place muffins on griddle and bake 10 minutes on each side or until sides are deep golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
  • To serve, split and toast. Top with butter or your favorite jam.

Notes

*Cut out eight circles then gather the dough up and roll it out again and cut out two more muffins.
1 cup buttermilk can be substituted for the 1/4 cup buttermilk powder and 1 cup water. Warm buttermilk to 120-130F (warm but not too hot to touch).
Recipe by Barbara Bakes.

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Review & Comments

Kate | Reply

Can you let this sit in the fridge for longer than the overnight to fermented a bit more? Thanks

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Kate – Yes, you could store the refrigerated dough for up to 3 to 4 days. Use a bit cooler water temperature, around 90-100°F.
Happy baking!

Sharon | Reply

What can you substitute to use if you don’t have an electric griddle?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Sharon – You can bake them on the stovetop using a cast iron or fry pan. Use low or med-low heat.
Happy baking!

Nancy | Reply

5 stars
Fabulous and very easy recipe. A big hit with our family. Couldn’t be easier. Will need to make more very soon since we were all a bit piggy with these being so good.

nancy g visconti | Reply

I have English Muffin rings that I haven’t used . Can I use them with this recipe? Thanks, Nancy Visconti

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Nancy – Yes, they would work well with this recipe! Let us know if you make them!
Happy baking!

Gidgette | Reply

Can regular buttermilk be used? If so how much?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Gidgette – use 1 cup buttermilk in place of the 1/4 cup buttermilk powder and 1 cup water.

Happy baking!
Carol

J.. M. Mc Auley | Reply

1 star
Shame about the the cultured powdered milk. Now cannot try recipe. If using unusual ingredients, a substitute ought to be offered.

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi JM,
Here’s a link you may find helpful: https://www.thekitchn.com/powdered-buttermilk-is-the-better-alternative-to-wasted-buttermilk-231822. You can find this at most grocery stores. If you have buttermilk, simply substitute in 1 cup butter milk for the 1/4 cup powder and 1 cup water.
Happy baking!
Carol

CLAUDIA DAVIS | Reply

What can be substituted for cultured buttermilk powder if I cannot find it?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Claudia,
1 cup buttermilk can be substituted for the 1/4 cup powder and 1 cup water.

Happy baking!

ELSIE | Reply

What can I substitute for buttermilk powder?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Elise,
1 cup buttermilk can be substituted for the 1/4 cup powder and 1 cup water.

Happy baking!
Carol

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