by Paul Hollywood

Once you’ve made your own English muffins, you’ll never want to buy them again. Factor in a couple of hours proving time to get Paul Hollywood’s easy version ready to go on the griddle.

Equipment and preparation: You will need a 9cm/3½oz straight-sided cutter.

Cakes and baking

Buyer's guide

UK supermarkets sell very few varieties of English muffin and they are sometimes hard to find, but in the US they have become a national favourite and are widely available from bakeries and supermarkets.


Muffins freeze very well, are usually split in half horizontally first, and are often served toasted.


Muffins can be made easily at home with pieces of yeast-risen bread dough, so long as they are left on the frying pan long enough to cook halfway through without burning before being flipped.