Mary Berry’s English Muffins

A quintessential English treat, and the technical challenge on tonight’s episode of The Great British Bake Off, because it’s BREAD week. Woohoo.


Once upon a time I would have been put off by the absence of sugar in tonight’s episode, but my love of the versatility of flour, water and yeast is growing. Adding these to your bread baking repertoire is a step you should take, they are quicker to make than a loaf and feel a little bit more decadent with any meal than just a slice of bread (even home-made).


Here’s how we had ours this weekend:

  • With soup
  • As Eggs Benedict
  • With cream cheese and sliced banana – post run treat
  • With Avocado, tomato and salad for lunch


If you want to make your own, you can find the recipe in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook or there are some very similar recipes online

A few notes on my experience of making English muffins

  • They are really easy – have a go!
  • I used my Kenwood rather than kneeding and let it go for about 3 minutes
  • Be patient on the hob and don’t flip them too early (7 mins each side)
  • I rubbed my pan with some lard rather than oil and let it get hot before putting my mini muffin in to test the heat
  • Two days later they were still good cut in half and toasted


Have you got a favourite for this series yet? I have a couple but I think Beca is in the running!


  1. nellyscupcakes says:

    Yours look lovely! I followed MBs recipe in her “complete cook book” which called for wholemeal flour. I wish I had ignored as used white though.
    I have picked Beca out of the work GBBO sweepstake. *fingers crossed*

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