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easy english muffins

Not all days are for bread baking, this week, I am in no mood for doing the whole process. Sometimes I wonder if I prefer homemade bread so much, should I just go and buy a bread machine. But I just bake probably 1 loaf a week, is that enough to buy a bread machine. Another added advantage of owning one is that most of your new recipes would still come out fine, and you can definitely switch to whole wheat and still manage to get a lighter bread. But on the other side, I am afraid that will I lose interest as some people have once you got the equipment and baked a few loafs, and then one sunday morning I would sit and think why did I buy one, with the amount of time I have, I could definitely bake one from scratch. To summarize, I am not ready to make this decision now.

So I turned over to english muffins, which is quite an easy process compared to bread making. This make about 6-8 muffins.


You will need:

1.5 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of AP flour
1.5 tsp of yeast (if you active dry yeast, proof the yeast)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp of butter
3/4 cup of milk

To make it:
1) Mix all the ingredients until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl, and 1 tsp of olive and knead for 2-3 minutes to form to a round smooth dough
2) Let it rise for about 1 hour until double

3) Punch down the dough gently, dust a cutting board with corn meal and flour, and roll out to 1″ thick
4) Using a round cutter, cut to round shapes of about 3″ in diameter
5) Let it rise for about 45 minutes. Mine took about 1 hour
6) Heat up a griddle, and add the muffins and cook each side 4-7 minutes until you see browned spots of the surface
7) If you are unsure whether the muffin was thoroughly cooked, just heat up the oven to 350 and cook the muffins for another 10 mins and let it coo. Slice them with a fork and spread some fresh butter, and the taste will make you fly 🙂

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