Have you ever tried making homemade english muffins? Until today, it never dawned on me to try them but I am so happy I did as they are so easy to make and tastes so much better than store bought!
I searched the web and found a recipe by Alton Brown and figured that he knows a lot about cooking maybe I’ll just try his recipe and I have to say…I was not disappointed. Ultimately I did the whole recipe his way…except for 1 change, I added 1 teaspoon of baking soda and I put the salt in in the beginning, I did not do the 2 step process he suggests…so, actually in changing the recipe…I can claim it as my own right? lol
Take some powdered milk, shortening, salt and sugar
place boiling water on top and allow the sugar to dissolve and the shortening to melt as shown below
“Proof” your yeast. Proofing means to put your yeast in very warm water (110 degrees Fahrenheit), let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then continue
while your yeast is proofing, prepare your dry ingredients. Sift your flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and set aside.
Mix all your ingredients together with a wooden spoon…no kneading is involved this is a very wet dough
Cover the dough and let it rise for about 30 minutes. Time to get the griddle hot, I lowered my flame to low (see photo) and used a frying pan as my cover. Spray your griddle with pam and don’t forget to do use your rings, place some corn meal on the bottom, using a scooper, you scoop some dough and put it in your rings, cover with your lid for 5 minutes, flip and cover for 5 more minutes and you are done.
Use a fork to separate your muffins if you want the nooks and crannies.
This was a fabulous recipe and super easy. You may have to play around with how much batter goes into your ring as my first batch came out huge.
I so enjoyed this recipe and would recommend it as it was super easy and had such great results. I hope you enjoy!
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