I have to admit, the most experience I've had with English muffins is in a McDonald's McMuffin. As such, these probably aren't the most authentic of English muffins (especially since I don't have any cornmeal here in res), but are merely an attempt to make a stove-top bread that will toast nicely and soak up the gooey goodness of a perfectly-cooked egg. The texture is holey, but softer and less chewy than the store-bought kind. Either way, they are super yummy!
Being a collegiate meal, these are no-knead, super easy, and make a small portion that's enough for just you and your roommates. Of course, you could scale up the recipe. Total prep/cooking time is probably about an hour with some washing and waiting time in between.
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
~1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup milk (I used 2% here, but you can use anything. I bet buttermilk would add an awesome tangy-ness)
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp butter
1/8 tsp instant yeast
1/8 tsp salt
cornmeal for dusting (optional. I didn't have any on hand)
spatula (one for working the dough, another for working the griddle)
rolling pin (I used a cylindrical glass)
round cookie cutter (or try the lip of a cup or as tayzzmom suggests - a tuna can with the ends cut out)
working surface (I worked on a cutting board and some parchment because our counter is nasty)
plastic container for rising (yogurt container works for me)
griddle (frying pan works too. just need lots of cooking space)
As you can probably tell, being a student requires some craftiness. Just use whatever tools you have lying around.