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How To Make King Arthur Sourdough English Muffins

How To Make King Arthur Sourdough English Muffins: Guide

Last Updated on March 23, 2024 by Lori Walker

If you enjoy the taste of sourdough and crave a delicious, homemade breakfast, you will be pleasantly surprised. English muffins are a classic breakfast treat, and incorporating sourdough into the recipe adds a distinctive and delectable taste and texture that cannot be replicated.

King Arthur Sourdough English Muffins are also a great way to use up the excess sourdough starter, and they’re surprisingly easy to make. 

We’ll take you through the steps to make your sourdough English muffins, from creating the dough to cooking them to perfection. So, grab your sourdough starter, and let’s get started.

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make King Arthur Sourdough English Muffins?

English Muffins on a Plate

To make King Arthur Sourdough [1] English Muffins, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 cups King Arthur Bread Flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast

You may also need more flour to dust the work surface and shape the dough. But is a muffin considered a pastry?

How Do You Make The Sourdough English Muffin Dough?

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of active sourdough starter, 1/2 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter, 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of instant yeast.
  2. Mix all the ingredients until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead it for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel.
  5. Allow the dough to rise for 2-3 hours or until it has doubled.
  6. Once the dough has risen, transfer it back to the floured work surface and gently press it down to remove any air bubbles.
  7. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape each into a small round.
  8. Place the rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and rest for about 15 minutes.
  9. Preheat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  10. Place the rounds onto the griddle or frying pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
  11. Allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Read: Can You Make Muffins With Bread Flour?

How Do You Shape & Cook Them?

Baking English Muffins
  1. Once the dough has risen, transfer it to a floured work surface and gently press it down to remove any air bubbles.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape each into a small round. You can use your hands or a rolling pin to shape the dough.
  3. Place the rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and rest for about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Lightly dust the work surface and the top of the muffins with flour.
  6. Place the muffins [2] onto the griddle or frying pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Once the muffins are cooked, transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  8. Use a fork to split the muffins in half and toast them before serving.

“I’d go to Starbucks and order a frappuccino and blueberry muffin, and that was me for the day. Not only would I beat myself up internally if I consumed anything else, but I’d also be in a foul mood if we were working somewhere there was no Starbucks. It was an obsession – and a deeply unhealthy one.”

– Tom Fletcher, English Singer

How Do You Store & Reheat The Sourdough English Muffins?

  1. Allow the muffins to cool completely before storing them.
  2. Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. You can also freeze them for more extended storage.
  3. Preheat your oven or toaster to 350°F (175°C) to reheat the muffins.
  4. If the muffins are frozen, allow them to thaw at room temperature for a few hours before reheating.
  5. Once the muffins are thawed, place them in the oven or toaster and heat them for 3-5 minutes or until warm.
  6. You can also reheat the muffins in a toaster oven or under the broiler for a few minutes until they are warmed.
  7. Once the muffins are heated, allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Read: Are English Muffins Made With Whole Grains Good For Diabetics?

FAQs

Are sourdough English muffins better than regular English muffins?

This is subjective and depends on personal preference. Sourdough English muffins have a unique tangy flavor and a slightly different texture than regular English muffins.

Some people may prefer the taste and texture of sourdough English muffins, while others may prefer the classic taste of regular English muffins.

Do sourdough English muffins need to be refrigerated?

Sourdough English muffins can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. However, if you want to store them for longer than three days, it’s best to refrigerate them.

Find out how long muffins will last in the refrigerator here.

Key Takeaways

Making King Arthur Sourdough English Muffins is a great way to enjoy a classic breakfast item with a delicious twist. These muffins are easy to make and can be customized with different flavors and toppings. 

From mixing the dough to shaping and cooking the muffins, following the steps outlined in this guide will help you create mouth-watering muffins that are sure to impress.

Whether you’re a fan of sourdough or just looking to switch up your breakfast routine, try these muffins and enjoy the unique flavor and texture they offer.

References:

  1. https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-sourdough-bread-224367
  2. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/6874/best-ever-muffins/
Lori Walker

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