My bestie, Glenda, shared her recipe for English muffins with me last night. They always look so yummy when she shares pictures of them. To start with here's the recipe:
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp honey
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
5 cups flour
That doesn't look so scary does it? I didn't think so either.
Ok. So first you put your milk, butter, and honey in a pan on the stove at about a medium low temperature. You want to let it heat until the butter is just about melted. (of course if you get to reading something and maybe forget that you're doing this that's ok... just let it cool back down!!)
|This should feel fairly warm to the touch but not so hot it makes you say "OUCH!"|
Here it is just about ready to go... 'cause I had to let mine cool down 'cause I was reading something... oops!! :)
While this is either warming up or cooling down a little you need to put your yeast in a hot tub with the warm water and the sugar to proof.
|Nice and bubbly!!|
Once your yeast is nice and bubbly it's time to put all these parts together. Put your liquids, yeasty goodness, and your flour in your mixer bowl (if you don't have a mixer that's ok too... you could totally mix this by hand)
|Really.. just dump everything in there!|
Here it is a few minutes of mixing later:
|It goes round-y round-y for about 5 minutes 'til it's nice and smooth and less sticky.|
Here's everything ready to go... the dough, some cornmeal to roll it out on, and a cutter. Use what you have! Have fun!!
Now it's time for the fun. ( I know... it's all been fun so far right?! )
|Roll it out to about a 1/2" thick and GO!!|
Next you put them on a pan with some parchment paper sprinkled with a little cornmeal ( I must confess... I forgot to take a picture of this step...) Let them rise for about 45 minutes. I put mine in the oven with the light on to keep them warm.
The next step is to cook them. I used my cast iron frying pan. (again, use what you have). I set my temperature at a nice medium low. And... Here they are cooking away in the pan.
|Cook them for about 5-8 minutes a side 'til golden brown and yummy!!|
There you go! English muffins without preservatives or vinegar (if you're allergic to stuff like that like I am...) I told ya it wasn't all that hard!! Go ahead.. give it a try! (I dare ya!! lol)