Monday, June 3, 2013

English Muffins

The first week of June, how did that happen?

And 2 weeks until the first Farmers Market in our town.

I am still working on bread recipes, cause lets face it, I am not going to have anything ready from the garden.

Only a row of spinach planted so far!

This weekend I tested out English Muffins.


I found a simple, yet tastey recipe.

English Muffins

1 cup milk
 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast.
cornmeal for dusting the dough

I mixed mine in my bread machine on the yeast cycle.

When the timer went off, letting me know the dough was ready, I dumped the mixture on my counter, that was lightly dusted with cornmeal.

I rolled the dough out to a 1 inch thickness and used my sandwich cutter to cut out circles.



You need to put the circles on a baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 20 minutes.


They get nice and poofy!

On a hot griddle, preheated to 350 F. you can begin cooking your muffins.


They take 6 to 7 minutes per side to cook.
They brown up nice!
They puff up even nicer!

I smooshed some of mine because I thought they wouldn't fit into my toaster.






I got a dozen muffins out of this batch!

And they were delicious!






I am off to the farm today to finally plant the rest of my garden!
I think its going to be a little muddy, but the stuff HAS to go in the ground today!

More rain expected from Wednesday thru the weekend!

Oh this darn weather!

Happy Monday!

Liz









20 comments:

  1. Looks tasty. Hope you get everything planted today.

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    1. I got most everything planted today!!

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  2. I'd love to try them - it's hard to get a good English muffin!! I like Thomas' but but very few stores carry them around here, not a popular item in Canada, I guess. The muffins we get here have no nooks and crannies,not exciting at all!!

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    1. Not a lot of nooks and crannies, you can't beat Thomas muffins. But they toast up nice and crunchy.

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  3. They look really good, I've never seen a recipe for English Muffins. Hope you get your garden planted this week.

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    1. I kept seeing recipes for these popping up on pinterest. Thought I would give them a try. I got most of my garden planted! Yippee!

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  4. Hard to believe it's June isn't it?
    Super looking muffins! Yours look much nicer than mine.

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    1. I just can't believe the year is almost half over!

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  5. These look very tasty!
    I have a couple of recipes I have collected up but will try this one since you gave such good reviews :)

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    1. I have tried a few, and these by far were the best. Oh and easy!

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  6. The English muffins look delicious!

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    1. They were! I had to freeze them to stop myself from eating all of them!

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  7. I really want to try these! Thanks for sharing!
    Erica :)

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    1. Very easy to make! And taste good too!

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  8. Really?!?! Ohh I thought we were done for a bit with this rain! The ground is a muddy mess!!! I am pinning these Liz because they look out of this world awesome!!! I hope your daughter had a wonderful time seeing her sweet little guy!!!

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    1. Those darn weatherman keep rain in the forecast just in case! My daughter will be home for good in 6 more days!! Did you make it to the Kane County flea market this time?

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  9. I love making whole wheat English muffins. In fact, I haven't made those in a while. Your muffins look delicious. Yum!

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    1. I want to try making whole wheat ones the next time.

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  10. Your recipe is a little different than mine but they look the same in the end...delicious! :)
    I like your sandwich cutter too!

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    1. I have a sourdough recipe I want to try next. Found the sandwich cutter in one of those dollar boxes at an auction. I use it a lot !

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