Friday, March 26, 2010

Foodie Friday: English Muffins

Foodie Fridays by Ramblin Red

It's that time again!

This time I really do want you all to participate - I'm gettin' nuthin' by way of recipes with this.  Yet.

Awhile back I shared that I have been pinching pennies at every chance I can to cut costs for our home, mainly by way of baking our bread at home and making homemade laundry detergent.

I've been doing it for 3 months, and one of the other treats that I've been making for quite some time now is homemade english muffins.  They are the sourdough variety thanks be to my MIL for sharing her starter with me, but don't let that throw you!  Sourdough is EASY to get going and keep going, AND, my sourdough is really mild, not as pungent as store bought sourdough (and mild is how I like it!).

So here's my English Muffin recipe, courtesy of The Fresh Loaf:

Sourdough English Muffins
Makes about 12
1/2 C starter
1 C milk
2-3/4 C AP flour
1 TBSP sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Semolina or cornmeal, for dusting
Combine starter, 2 C of flour and milk in a large bowl.  Stir to combine, cover with plastic wrap, and leave out for 8 hours or overnight.
After the overnight rest, add remaining flour (Deviation: I don't add any here, but add the remaining 3/4 cup via the kneading process), sugar, salt and baking soda and mix well.  Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 4-5 minutes.  Roll out to 3/4" and cut with a biscuit cutter into rounds.  You can reroll the scraps, but you may need to let the dough rest before cutting more muffins from them.  Place muffins on a piece of parchment dusted with semolina and let rest for 45 minutes.
Spray griddle or skillet lightly with spray oil.  Heat to medium and cook muffins for about 6-8 minutes on each side, or until browned on the top and bottom and cooked through.  These have great griddle spring and rise quite a bit during the "baking".
Split with a fork and enjoy with your favorite topping!  I don't even toast them if I want to eat them right off the griddle--they don't have that raw taste that storebought english muffins have.

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  1. Hey there I'm stopping by from Sits. Happy Friday. These english muffins look really good!

  2. I don't really blog otherwise I would share recipes! Yum! I love homemade baked goods!