Sourdough English Muffins

  •  
  •  
  • 56
  •  
  •  
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and tried something like an English Muffin, and you fell in love with it? There have been a few places that I have tried an English Muffin that I enjoyed, but I wanted to make them at home for Mark and me. These Sourdough English Muffins are not only delicious, but they are better than those at any restaurant I’ve ever been to. The more you make these, the easier they get!

Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins are really great for breakfast. You can make a nice breakfast sandwich with these muffins, or you can also put some jam or jelly on them as a delicious treat. Mark loves these and it makes me happy because it’s something he can grab and go and be on his way. If you like easy, then these muffins are totally for you!

Step One

Take your starter out of the fridge. Stir, and let the jar sit on the countertop until it reaches room temperature. (Normally 1-2 hours). In case you missed how to make my sourdough starter, How To Make A Sourdough Starter + Bread

Sourdough Starter

Step Two

Pour approximately 6 tablespoons of starter into your mixing bowl. Add warm water, flour, honey, and salt. Mix well by hand or with a mixer. The dough may be sticky.

Gather the Ingredients

Step Three

I use a plastic bag to butter my bowl to let the dough rise.

Butter the bowl

Step Four

Butter your bowl and your hands and mound the dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap or a wet towel. Let it rise 6-12 hours.

Cover the sourdough bowl

Step Five

Grease the countertop and roll out the dough so you can cut the shapes of the Sourdough English Muffins into 3-inch circles.

Cut the English Muffins

Step Six

Place some parchment paper on your cookie sheet and sprinkle some cornmeal evenly on the paper. After cutting the muffins place them on the parchment paper, then sprinkle cornmeal over the top of the muffins. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 60 minutes.

Sourdough English Muffins

Step Seven

Preheat a greased cast-iron skillet over low to medium heat or an electric skillet to 350 degrees. Cook the muffins for about 10 minutes on each side.

Sourdough English Muffins

Final Product

When thoroughly cooked the temperature inside of the muffins should read 190 degrees with an instant-read thermometer. After cooking, cool the muffins on a cooling rack.

Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Sourdough English Muffins
Read More of My Articles  Strawberry Jam-Made Healthier With Honey And Easy To Make
Sourdough English Muffins Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 English Muffins
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons filtered water
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups white flour (I use bread flour)
  • cornmeal
Instructions
  1. Take your starter out of the fridge. Stir, and let the jar sit on the countertop until it reaches room temperature. (Normally 1-2 hours). Pour approximately 6 tablespoons of starter into your mixing bowl. Add warm water, flour, honey, and salt. Mix well by hand or with a mixer. The dough may be sticky. Butter your bowl and your hands and mound the dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap or a wet towel. Let it rise 6-12 hours. Grease the countertop and roll out the dough so you can cut the shapes of the Sourdough English Muffins into 3-inch circles. Place some parchment paper on your cookie sheet and sprinkle some cornmeal evenly on the paper. After cutting the muffins place them on the parchment paper, then sprinkle cornmeal over the top of the muffins. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 60 minutes. Preheat a greased cast-iron skillet over low to medium heat or an electric skillet to 350 degrees. Cook the muffins for about 10 minutes on each side. When thoroughly cooked the temperature inside of the muffins should read 190 degrees with an instant-read thermometer. After cooking, cool the muffins on a cooling rack.

    ***Feed your sourdough starter in a quart mason jar with l scant cup flour and 1/2 cup of filtered water. Stir until thoroughly mixed and place the jar on your countertop for 4-5 hours before placing the jar in the refrigerator.

What makes English muffins different from bread?

Besides the obvious that bread and English muffins look way different, they have different uses in recipes. Some would say that the English muffin is close to the English crumpet. English muffins are also spongier then bread. Some would even compare them to the texture of a pancake.

Read More of My Articles  The Best Caramel Oatmeal Carmelitas Recipe

What do they call an English muffin in England?

Although English muffins are popular here, they are even more popular in England. In England, you will find that English muffins are an important breakfast staple. Eggs Benedict is also a popular recipe in England and the recipe calls for English muffins.

How long do English muffins last in the refrigerator?

Let’s say you want to make Sourdough English Muffins, how long would they last? Once you place them in the fridge, they will last around a week. This is nice because you can make them ahead of time and enjoy them all week. I make a batch on the weekend and then we have them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner all week.

Is sourdough bread better for you than whole wheat?

You may be wondering why I choose to make the Sourdough version of English muffins? Well, anything sourdough tastes better to me. But it is also a little healthier to make the sourdough version of baked goods and bread. It’s safe to say that the lower phytate levels make the bread more digestible for the human body.

What can I serve with Sourdough English Muffins?

You can make an amazing breakfast sandwich with these Sourdough English Muffins. You can also toast them and add butter, jam, or jelly. I love putting homemade jam on my English muffins. Try different ways to enjoy the muffins!

  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Cream Cheese & Jam
  • Jam or Jelly

Eggs In Mason Jar Rings

When I have the grandkids over we make Linda’s Eggs and Muffins using mason jar rings in the frying pan. You can see how cracking an egg in the mason jar works well, scrambled eggs not so much. It’s all about the egg in a circle, right?

Eggs in a Mason Jar Ring

Final Word

The next time you want to make breakfast a little more unique, give these Sourdough English Muffins a try. This recipe may be all it takes to convince you that homemade bread and English muffins are soooo much better than store-bought. You can easily freeze these muffins too! Let me know what you think in the comment section. May God Bless this world, Linda.

16 thoughts on “Sourdough English Muffins

  • March 22, 2021 at 7:10 am
    Permalink

    Oh my, Linda. I need to make some of these for my husband. They sound delish.

    Reply
    • March 22, 2021 at 8:35 am
      Permalink

      Hi Deborah, oh my gosh, they are so fresh, they are so much better than the ones I used to buy at Costco!! Linda

      Reply
  • March 22, 2021 at 7:34 am
    Permalink

    5 stars
    Omg! I tried making these for breakfast over the weekend for my family. We love sour dough 🙂 These were so good! I will definitely be making these again. They were so easy! Love your recipes!❤️

    Reply
    • March 22, 2021 at 8:36 am
      Permalink

      Hi Camille, oh I’m so glad you made these! You are the one that got me started on making my own sourdough starter! I love using it for so many things now! Linda

      Reply
  • March 22, 2021 at 8:56 am
    Permalink

    Linda! Where can I find the sour dough starter recipe?

    Reply
    • March 22, 2021 at 9:20 am
      Permalink

      Here is the link to making the sourdough starter. If you ask some of your friends or neighbors you might find one who already has a start that they’d be willing to share with you; I personally have a start that over 150 years old that has a great flavor (its traveled the world) and is very robust to the point I only have to use it once every few months without having to do any feedings and you could end up with a start that is very strong but I’d definitely would make your own start until then.
      https://www.foodstoragemoms.com/sourdough-starter

      Reply
      • March 22, 2021 at 9:23 am
        Permalink

        Hi Aj A, oh I bet your starter is yummy!! Thank you for sharing the link! Linda

        Reply
  • March 22, 2021 at 11:07 am
    Permalink

    I have to try this! I’ve been making “McMuffins” for some time for the gkids and the family. They’re great for travelling. I have frozen patties and storebought muffins, tho. I fry the eggs and break the yoke before putting them on the muffins. I think the idea of using the canning jar lids is brilliant. I’m definitely doing that the next time I make these! See? ALWAYS something wonderful from everyone of your postings!

    Reply
    • March 22, 2021 at 1:12 pm
      Permalink

      Hi Robbie, I buy the frozen sausage patties at Costco for my “McMuffins”. I love making circle eggs!! It’s so fun, I think your grandkids will love it! The canning rings turned upside down work great! Linda

      Reply
      • March 22, 2021 at 2:02 pm
        Permalink

        I bought my frozen patties at Walmart because they’re quite large, perfect size for the muffins. I’ve made the circle eggs before but the “ring” I use is a Disney one and it leaks out the bottom and makes a mess. It was just easier to fold it over. I’m definitely going to try the canning rings tho-that sounds perfect.

        Reply
        • March 22, 2021 at 2:50 pm
          Permalink

          Hi Robbie, making those breakfast sandwiches are so easy and the whole family likes them. Linda

          Reply
  • March 23, 2021 at 11:56 am
    Permalink

    5 stars
    Oh my!!! Delicious!!!

    Reply
  • March 26, 2021 at 7:54 am
    Permalink

    5 stars
    I used your sourdough starter recipe and made these. Wow!!!!!!!! So delicious

    Reply
    • March 26, 2021 at 8:15 am
      Permalink

      Hi Alli, thank you for making my sourdough English muffins!! Yay! Linda

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating