|Alternative names||Breakfast muffin|
|Main ingredients||Flour, shortening, milk, sugar, yeast, cornmeal|
|Cookbook:English Muffin English Muffin|
An English muffin is a small, round, flat (or thin) type of yeast-leavened bread which is commonly sliced horizontally, toasted, and buttered. They are commonly eaten in the English-speaking world.
The term "English muffin" is most commonly used in North America to distinguish between this savory bread and the more common sweet cake-like muffin, which are sometimes known as "American muffins". The American muffin is a variety of the traditional British "fairy cake".
Muffins are commonly available in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Outside the United Kingdom they are commonly called English muffins. They are most often toasted and then topped with butter and/or jam.
They are also used in breakfast sandwiches with meat (bacon, ham, or sausage), egg (fried, scrambled, poached, or steam-poached), and/or cheese. They are the base ingredient in the traditional American brunch dish Eggs Benedict. They can be found in a wide range of varieties, including whole wheat, cinnamon raisin, cranberry, and apple cinnamon.
In Germany, English muffins are called Toasties or Toastbrötchen.
Dempster is a Maple Leaf Foods brand of English muffins in Canada.
Despite being widely known as an English recipe, they are less widely eaten than crumpets, teacakes or scones, but they are available in some British supermarkets, where they are usually sold simply as muffins.
- List of breads
- List of British breads
- Muffin – the type of small sized, quick breads in American English