English Muffins

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English Muffins

I know! Who makes their ain english muffins? Apparently I do! I had several reasons for wanting to brand my ain muffins. First, they’re expensive…. at to the lowest degree when you lot swallow every bit many of them every bit nosotros do. Second, I’m all virtually trying novel things together with figuring out how to brand them from scratch. And finally (and most importantly) Geoff together with I had planned to guide keep eggs benedict for dinner, together with he forgot to purchase english muffins inwards his afternoon jaunt to the corner store. So really, at that topographic point was no other option.

The result? I’m thus glad I tried it! They worked perfectly for our eggs benedict, together with were fifty-fifty delicious only slathered inwards butter. Although the recipe is a piffling fourth dimension consuming (it takes virtually three hours, commencement to finish) it’s to a greater extent than frequently than non hands off, together with actually easy. Geoff has decided that I should brand a batch every friday night, thus nosotros tin swallow them all weekend. The biscuit cutter I used was a piffling small-scale (the muffins are solely two 1/2 inches inwards diameter or so) thus side yesteryear side fourth dimension I would purpose a bigger cutter. I got 12 muffins out of the recipe (again, due to my small-ish cutter) but I mean value they would live perfectly sized alongside a yield of 8. I also cooked all of them at the same fourth dimension on the griddle, which made things easy. Happy breakfasting!

Ingredients :

1 tsp active dry out yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 loving cup milk
two Tbsp butter
three cups flour, divided
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 loving cup cornmeal
non-stick spray

Instructions :

  • In a small-scale bowl, combine the yeast, saccharide together with 1/2 loving cup of warm water. Stir to dissolve the saccharide together with yeast.
  • Let sit down virtually five minutes or until foamy on top. While the yeast/sugar mixture is resting, combine 1.5 cups of the flour together with tabular array salt inwards a large bowl. Stir good to evenly distribute the salt.
  • In a 2d small-scale bowl, combine the milk together with butter.
  • Microwave the milk/butter for thirty seconds, stir together with microwave in i lawsuit to a greater extent than for thirty seconds.
  • Stir the butter until it melts into the warm milk. Pour the yeast mixture together with the milk mixture into the flour.
  • Stir until it has combined into a glutinous mix. Adding 1/4 loving cup at a time, stir inwards to a greater extent than flour until the dough forms a soft, slightly sticky ball that pulls away from the bowl. I added virtually 3/4 loving cup to larn it to this point.
  • Sprinkle a piffling flake of flour onto a build clean countertop together with coat your hands inwards flour.
  • Dump the soft ball of dough out of the bowl together with knead it for virtually five minutes.
  • Add every bit piffling flour every bit possible to the countertop acre kneading.
  • Adding besides much flour volition yield tough muffins. Shape the dough into a ball together with identify it inwards a bowl that has been coated inwards non-stick spray.
  • Lightly spray the overstep of the dough together with comprehend alongside plastic wrap.
  • Let rising until double inwards size (about 45 min – 1 hr).
  • Punch the dough down, shape it into some other ball, comprehend the bowl/dough together with permit rising a 2d fourth dimension (45 min – 1 hr or until double).
  • Punch downward the dough in i lawsuit to a greater extent than together with plow it out onto a good floured countertop.
  • Using a rolling pin, lightly whorl the dough until it is virtually 3/4 inch thick.
  • Using a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, opened (and cleaned) can, or a large circular glass, cutting the dough into circles.
  • When you lot can’t cutting out whatsoever to a greater extent than circles, gently ball the remaining dough, whorl in i lawsuit to a greater extent than together with cutting more.
  • It gets to a greater extent than hard to ball together with whorl out each fourth dimension thus jibe every bit many circles inwards the dough every bit possible earlier balling it upward again.
  • Place the cutting dough circles onto a canvass pan that has been liberally covered inwards cornmeal. Sprinkle to a greater extent than cornmeal on overstep of the muffins.
  • Cover loosely alongside a damp towel together with permit rise, in i lawsuit more, until double inwards size (another 45 minutes).
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray the pan alongside non-stick spray.
  • Carefully transfer the fluffy, risen muffins to the hot skillet alongside a spatula.
  • Cook the muffins, inwards batches, inwards the skillet until they are golden chocolate-brown together with crispy on each side.
  • Make certain to proceed the rut depression thus that the exterior browns slowly, allowing fourth dimension for the within to “bake.”
  • I cooked mine for virtually vii minutes on each side but this volition vary from stove overstep to stove top.
  • Let the muffins cool on a wire rack earlier attempting to piece open.
  • Toast the split muffins inwards a toaster, slather alongside butter together with jam together with thus ooze alongside happiness!

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