Archive for September, 2010

English Muffins

I have an admission to make.  I have always been a bit afraid of any recipe that requires rolling pins.  I would tell myself that I just didn’t have the time or patience to wait for dough to rise, let alone to do it twice!  But the truth is, I think I was traumatized one Christmas while trying to roll out sugar cookie dough.  That was a total failure for whatever reason, and I’ve avoided rolling pins as much as I could ever since.

But the other day, on a whim, I bought a little package of yeast and told myself that I would make SOMETHING with it.  That something turned out to be English muffins!  (There are two more little packets of yeast left, so this is Part I of the Baker Peep trilogy!  Next, I think I’m going to try brioche rolls.)

I used this recipe since a lot of other folks seemed to like their results.  For me, I think it could have used a little more salt, and maybe a little more yeast for more volume, but otherwise, these turned out pretty well!  I didn’t cook them stove-top on a griddle, but instead threw them in a 375°F oven on parchment dusted with cornmeal, about 6-7 minutes per side.