Here is the dough as it rose the second time. I really think that you should leave it to rise a bit longer than 45 minutes the second time because my griddle could only do 6 at a time and the first 6 were really uneven in their thickness but the second and third batch were wider and more even in thickness--could just be my dough rolling ability though.
Here the first batch is cooking:
And here they are when they are all done:
It made 16 English muffins in all and though they do not have the big holes in them like store bought English muffins we thought they tasted better and toasted up crisper. I would definitely make them again.