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.