Sourdough English Muffins Recipe
Learn how to make healthy and delicious sourdough English muffins with this simple step-by-step recipe.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup fed sourdough starter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- coconut oil
1. The night before you want sourdough English muffins stir in a glass bowl 2 cups flour, 1 cup of filtered water, stir & add 1/2 cup fed sourdough starter. Watch my sourdough bread blog for more information in this if needed.
2. Cover it with a towel and let it sit at room temperature for 12- 24 hours to allow the sour dough starter to bubble up. You can get away with a longer in the cooler months and the fermentation process can take less time in the summer if your house is hot.
3. After it has fermented, add to the mixture 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking soda and stir.
4. Preheat your cast iron skillet or stainless steel pan (well preheated). I find works good too, on low and add a little coconut oil.
5. Mix the ingredients together until they are fully incorporated. You will probably have to use your hands for this. The dough will be pretty thick. NOTE: If the dough feels runny, add a bit more flour. It should be workable, yet not stiff. If the English muffins turn out flat like pancakes, it is a good indication they needed more flour.
Notes: Add a bit more flour, to bubbled mixer to prevent it turning out like pancakes, if sticking on hands you can add a bit of flour to hands.
6. Divide the dough in 12 equal parts and drop each portion of dough into a hot cast iron skillet.
7. Reduce the heat to low for about 10 minutes so the dough has a chance to rise.
8. Let them cook until doubled in size. Turn the skillet up to medium/low and continue to cook until they are browned slightly on the bottom. Don’t try to flip them until they come up easily from the pan. The goal is to only flip them one time.
9. Cook them on the other side until browned. These English muffins have a tendency to cook on the outside before the inside is full done. So, be sure to not turn the skillet up too high. If they are browned on the outside, but still not done on the inside, throw them in a 250 to 300 degree oven for 10 minutes or so. Alternatively, you can put a lid on and allow them to cook on low.
10. After they are cooked all the way through, slice them open and enjoy!
As with any recipe, the type of flour you use, as well as humidity and quality of the starter will cause each situation to need slightly different amounts of flour. As you get familiar with this recipe you will know exactly how much flour is needed by feel. If your English muffins are turning out like pancakes, you definitely need more flour. They should not be flat. Also, cooking technique does have a lot to do with it as well. The dough needs to hit a hot cast iron skillet, so that it doesn’t stick, but it needs to be quickly reduced so they have a chance to rise and cook through!