I posted on FB that I had made English Muffin on Tuesday Morning before I left for school.
Folks wanted the recipe so here goes cooking in the kitchen.
Many moons ago I baked all our bread. These days I baked as the mood, desire, want, needs arise.
the other day it was English Muffin.
I like them toasted in the morning and we were out.
I thought, because I am able to do so, I use to make these.
I went on line and started reading.
There are a lot of recipes out there that seem to take more time than I remembered spending on these.
I went with the first step I thought I needed, a simple sourdough starter.
I put equal amounts water and flour in a cover casserole, a large one, and tossed in one teaspoon yeast.
I left this alone on the counter until mid afternoon.
Then I looked up a recipe giving to me by one of my oldest BFF, I don't use this term lightly. We are sisters from another mother, and father, but sisters from the first time we crossed paths.
That night I took 1/2 cup of the started and made these.
English Muffins (Recipe from Agnes Almquest, Washington State.)
1/2 cup starter
1 cup milk ( I used dry milk and water)
2 cups of flour ( your choice here)
Mix all of this together, cover in a large pottery bowl, and leave at room temperature 8 hours or overnight.
Mix together and sprinkle over the mixture above:
1/2 cup flour
1 Tbs. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
I ended up with leftover mixture, I think I will add less flour in step one.
So sprinkle this over the dough until it is knead-able, toss out and knead until smooth.
Divide into 12 pieces- or 10 if you want a bit bigger.( I had 11-)
Shape these, flatten them and place them on a cookie sheet that has been covered well with cornmeal.
Sprinkle tops with cornmeal as well.
Let rise 45 minutes.
Heat a pan or skillet, grill to the same heat as you might use for pancakes, but turn it down if needed.
Cook 10 minutes per side- I found that using my gas cook-top it was more like 6-8 a side.
I then read this trick- if you like bake them for 10 minutes at 350.
They were perfect.
On the list again.
Out to the shop now.
No pictures of muffins.
Next time, I promise.
disclaimer- store bought muffin with cheese and herbs, orange was not grown by me.