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Old 04-06-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Calling all Brits (And anyone else too)

I just made my first batch ever of English muffins. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the person who created this delectable bread. I used the following recipe (written by me after looking at, and blending various ingredient lists from a bunch of recipes I looked at):

Ingredients:
1/2 cup milk
1 tbs. honey
1 package (.25 oz) active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110F)
1/8 cup melted butter
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Place the yeast into a glass container of warm water. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
While the yeast activates, heat the milk and add the honey and butter. Stir until the all is well blended.

When the milk has cooled to warm (110F) add the yeast to it and stir until mixed. Pour the yeast/milk mixture into the flour and stir to form a dough. Knead the dough for five minutes and turn onto a well-floured working surface. Roll to 1/2 inch thick. Use a large tuna, or chicken can with the top and bottom cut out to cut rounds. Place the rounds on a wax paper lined cookie sheet that has been dusted with corn meal. Let the dough rise until doubled. Re-form the remaining dough and roll out again. Cut into more rounds. Sprinkle all rounds with corn meal and let rise until doubled.

Heat large griddle, or Cast Iron skillet over medium-low heat. Place the rounds onto the hot griddle or skillet and cook until medium browned (about a minute). Flip and repeat. Remove to a cooling rack.

I'm going to serve them up with fried chicken tonight, and steamed carrots. I think there will be some chicken gravy, and blueberry preserves to go with the English Muffins. Can you say, yum?

Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Made some too about a month ago! I froze the leftovers and toasted them up here and there and put homemade apple pie jam on them. Used the last of them for breakfast sandwiches.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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I've been making English muffins for years and love them. I have a friend who has a standing request for a batch every time I make them.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
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I used to make them all the time. I used all whole wheat. You know to use two forks back to back to open them, don't you?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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Do the English called them our muffins?
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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Please tell us how Thomas makes their English muffins easy to separate with a fork.

The recipe looks good! I'm aching to try it!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
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Please tell us how Thomas makes their English muffins easy to separate with a fork.

The recipe looks good! I'm aching to try it!
I don't think Thomas, whoever that is, does anything special. It's just how you open up English muffins.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:04 AM   #8
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Muffin the Mule was a very popular kids prog,we do have oven bottom muffins.
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I don't think Thomas, whoever that is, does anything special. It's just how you open up English muffins.
They are perforated, in a sense. Not quite sliced through, just poked enough to loosen it up.
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Do the English called them our muffins?
Like in Canada, they just call it bacon, not Canadian Bacon.
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