I don't think, and other Lancashire folk can correct me if I'm wrong, that English Muffins are native to my bit of England. A muffin to me is a Lancashire Oven Bottom and the first time I had an English one was from McDonalds. Since then I've grown to love them.
I love their springiness, their chewiness, their firm bottoms. They captivate me every time I made them. Like any bread they have flour, salt, water and yeast. They take their time to rise, and prove. The magic happens when it's time to cook them. You cook them on a hot plate or in a pan. On the stovetop. It's enchanting. It's awesomesauce.
It's probably one of the easiest breads to cook. I actually made them for the first time in my first mofo and haven't shut up about them since. You can see that I no longer burn them though.