Homemade english Muffin

1 cup milk
2 Tbls white sugar
1 pack active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup melted shortening
6 cups plain flour
1 tsp salt

Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat.  Mix in sugar, stirring until dissolved.  Let cool until lukewarm.  In a small bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 mins.

In a large bowl, combine the milk, yeast mixture, shortening and 3 cups of plain flour.  Beat until smooth.  Add salt and rest of flour, or at least enough to make a soft dough.  Knead. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise.

Punch down. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut rounds.  (at this point it says to sprinkle cornmeal over cut rounds, I didn't have any, so they are plain)  Cover and let rise for 1/2 hour.

Heat greased griddle.  Cook muffins for about ten mins on each side on a medium heat.