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  • Serves: 18 Muffins

Raisin English Muffins

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Category: Breads, Breakfast

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Dry yeast
  • 1 c Water; warm (105 to 115f)
  • 1 c Milk
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 3 tb Butter (or marg.); softened
  • 1 c Raisins
  • 5 1/2 c All-purpose flour;(to 6cups)
  • Cornmeal


Dissolve yeast in water in a large mixing bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Combine milk, sugar, salt, and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over
medium-low heat, stirring until butter melts. Coll to likewarm (105 to 115

Stir milk mixture, raisins, and 3 cups flour into yeast mixture; beat until
smooth. Add 2-1/2 to 3 cups flour to form a stiff dough.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead 2 minutes or until dough
can be shaped into a ball (dough will be slightly sticky). Place in a
well-greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm
place (85 degrees) free of drafts, about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down, and divide in half. Turn each half out onto a smooth
surface heavily sprinkled with cornmeal. Pat one half of dough into a
circle, 1/2 inch thick, using palms of hands; cut dough into rounds with a
2-3/4inch cutter. (Cut carefully, as any leftover dough should not be

Sprinkle 2 baking sheets with cornmeal. Transfer cut dough rounds to
baking sheets, placing 2 inches apart with cornmeal side down (one side of
dough should remain free of cornmeal). Repeat process with remaining half
of dough. Cover and let rixe in a warm place (85F), free of drafts, for 30
minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Using a wide spatula, transfer rounds to a preheated 360 degree, lighlty
greased electric skillet. Place cornmeal side down; cook for 6 minutes.
Turn and cook 6 additional minutes. Cool on wire racks.

To serve, split muffins and toast until lighlty browned. Store muffins in
an airtight container.

Note: Muffins may be cooked over direct medium-high heat in a skillet.

To ease the morning breakfast rush, the muffins can be prepared ahead of
time and stored in an airtight container; just split and toast before

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