I read here about folks making their own English Muffins. I didn't have a griddle. I didn't have the rings. I couldn't figure out how to take the bottom off tuna cans to make rings. So I have never made them.
Saturday I purchased an old, but in excellent condition, large round electric griddle. And, as I was putting it away today I found 4 brand new rings -- where they came from and how long they have been in that cupboard -- I have no idea!!!
I'm already to go -- including some corn meal that I seem to remember being used on the griddle. I could be mistaken about that though. But can't find the recipe that was posted here a few months ago. I've seen several online, including one that did not require rings. But I'd like to try a tried and true recipe from people in the know. Hope you will share.
Thanks.This message has been edited. Last edited by: MyLifeVacation1,
They changed the recipe on Jan 8th so you may want ask KeepingYouInStiches if the recipe she uses is the same but here is the link to the King Arthur website recipe for English muffins -
Here is the link to thread that she started titled "The English Muffin Recipe". -
I suggest that you still visit the King Arthur website and read the comments sections beneath the recipe because people posted comments about using an electric griddle.
Oooh! My ears were burning so I knew someone was talking about me.
The King Arthur recipe was updated on 1/08 - I made them the end of January, so the recipe posted on the KA site should be the same one I used.
This recipe does not require the rings. I found one batter-type recipe that required the rings and used some water chestnuts cans. We did not like the results at all.
I use a thermometer to check the internal temp - good thing too or I would've pulled them off the griddle too soon. I also just used cornmeal instead of seminola or farina.
The King Arthur recipe is the third or fourth that I've tried and we like it the best! Husband cuts his in half, I fork mine.
Thanks ladies. Such quick responses!
Uh oh -- now I have to get a thermometer! Since its raining and I don't want to go out again, think I'll take a chance and see what happens this afternoon.
I had read an online recipe, Alton Brown or the "Bam" guy -- one of their recipes was also made without rings.
ETA: Do these freeze well? I'm thinking 16 muffins might be a bit much!This message has been edited. Last edited by: MyLifeVacation1,
I store them in a plastic zipper bag in the refrigerator and take out as needed. I bet they'd freeze okay for a month or so.
First half batch completed. Lessons learned:
1. I need a thermometer to test the insides. On this batch I had to put them into the oven to complete cooking the insides because my test muffin came out with a very doughy inside.
2. When finishing off in the oven, if necessary, I should put the tray on the top shelf. This batch, when finishing off, I put them on the middle shelf at 350 and the bottoms got crispy (not burned, just hard).
3. When doing a half recipe, as I did, cutting that egg in half was a doozie (wink, wink).
All in all, for my first batch, I was pleased. I will definitely be making these again.
Thanks ladies for your inspiration and input.This message has been edited. Last edited by: MyLifeVacation1,
I'm glad you like them! Rather easy to make aren't they?!
Best of all - don't they taste good too!!!!
Good Job, looks like you bought them. Yum gotta give them a try.
Hello MyLifeVacation1,and Everyone,
My, those muffins are just beautiful.
Save Planet Earth, it is the only Planet with chocolate!!
Yes, aren't they pretty? I just had another one and the longer they sat and cooled, the better they were when toasted.
Buttered and toasted then spread with marmalade!
Or make your own mcmuffin. YUM!
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