English muffins

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a while. Made it today. They’re a little bland, I’ll use more salt next time, or pile on lots of jam and butter.

The recipe used (in a bread machine) with my changes and notes in bold:

English Muffins
Total time: 2 hrs 15 mins. Yield:18-21 muffins
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons white sugar try 1
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast. 2 tsp
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
¼ cup melted shortening or butter
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Or nuke for 30 seconds.
Mix in the sugar, stirring until dissolved. Let cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Eh, just toss it in the bread machine.
In a large bowl, combine the milk, yeast mixture, shortening and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add salt and rest of flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Knead. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise.
Punch down. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut rounds with biscuit cutter, drinking glass, or empty tuna can. (I 3d printed a cutter!). Sprinkle waxed paper with cornmeal or flour and set the rounds on this to rise. Dust tops of muffins with cornmeal also. Cover and let rise 1/2 hour
Heat greased griddle. Turn to low (my griddle fits across two burners on my gas stove; it gets HOT!. You might need to use a higher temp or longer cook time for other griddles. Cook muffins on griddle about 5 minutes on each side. Allow to cool and place in plastic bags for storage. To use, split and toast.

Nutrition Facts. Per Serving: 190 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 34g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 136.2mg.

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Those look delicious. We’ve been teaching the children how to bake bread, they will like making, & eating these!

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They look yummy

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those are gorgeous!! i love that you 3d printed your cutter!!

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Learning experience: I put the cutter in the dishwasher (top rack), and it got twisted.
OK, don’t expose heat sensitive plastic products to hot water. But I think I can fix it with more hot water and a weight.

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YUM! I just love English muffins!

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They look great! I normally use semolina to dust, will try cornmeal next time.

Congrats, your project is featured this week!

Wow, thank you!

Those look yummy! And also reminded me that I’ve been meaning to buy English Muffins the past couple of weeks. :laughing: Maybe now I’ll try making my own though.

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Yes, please. Gorgeous bread that doesn’t require turning on the oven! Also, can we talk about how cool it is to just, you know, 3D print a cutter, like ya do.

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I love English muffins, and i just got some from a local bakery, and they clearly used some sort of muffin pan for it. So, this makes me happy that I don’t need to use one! Thanks for the recipe and the tips!

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Thanks for the love, folks!
Some of mine came out with tough crust, I think because the griddle was too hot.
But they’re all getting eaten.

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I love homemade english muffins! they look good.

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They look amazing!! I’m sure you will get them just the way you want them in future batches! <3

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They look good!
I bet they smell even better.

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