Tuesday, September 30, 2008

English Muffins


Attempted English muffins for the first time today--what a thrill to see them coming off the griddle looking just like store-bought! I used all white flour for this first try, but if we like them enough to make them again, I'll do part white/part white next time.

Bella has promised to toast these, and fry ham to go in them, while I run intervals in the morning. Yum!

33 comments:

Pony and Petey said...

Intervals...cool!! Please report = )

You and all your beautiful sewing projects have motivated me to finally learn how to sew!

I bought a simple (the box promises!) Brother sewing machine today and I'm going to get a pattern and then start practicing and learning...hopefully...

salina said...

Wow! They really do look store bought. Nice job!
Salina

Prairie Chick said...

those look positively "scrumptious".

Susan L said...

Yes, they certainly look like they came from the store, but I bet they taste better! :-)

Have fun running intervals!

Susan

YayaOrchid said...

Anna, if at all possible, would you share your recipe? They really do look store bought! Thank you!

Ebonie said...

I have wanted to try english muffins. I suppose I think it would be more difficult than it acutally is. They look delicious, congratulations.

Lady Farmer said...

English muffins! Brilliant! :~}
Raeann

Tracy said...

Anna, would you mind posting the recipe? One of my very favourite indulgences (apart from croissants) for breakfast is to have a fruit & spice English muffin with real butter with a cup of tea.

Seems simple I know, but when we've run out of bread for toast and dh has bought them, I think they're marvellous!

BTW, is it you who has taken on the photography from Giles? I loved Giles' photos, but you (or whoever it is!!!) are doing a fabulous job. His talent is obviously inherited and natural!

good_to_be_home said...

They may look store bought but I'm sure they taste 1,000 times better! Thanks for the inspiration. I don't sew but I do make messes in the kitchen every day. I'll have to try my hand at English muffins soon! God bless.

theresa said...

Wow! They look yummy!! I can't believe you're holding out on us ... making me delurk and everything! LOL!! Please, pretty please will you post the recipe? :o)

Ms. Dale said...

Oh these look much better than store bought
to me. I could almost taste the cream cheese and
jam the minute I saw them..and oh yes some of
Bella's ham. country ham no doubt.
Great!!!
Ms. Dale

Carolyn said...

Oh those look wonderful. I have an english muffin bread that I make but haven't ever tried making these. They look perfect ! Love your blog and all your sewing projects.
Carolyn

Sally said...

Our pastor's wife has always made her own English muffins and hamburger buns. I have always wanted to try the English muffins! Did you use a vintage recipe or a more "modern" one?

Ah, running intervals -- something near and dear to my daughter's heart.......and her dog's. :o)

Kelly said...

Recipe is a must! My children (and I) want to 'eat them off the screen!'

Polly said...

Intervals--you are the *real deal*!

Wendy said...

Those look wonderful! I've always wanted to try my hand at English muffins, now you've inspired me to give it a go. Did you use special rings to form them? Some of my cookbooks recommend using clean tuna fish cans as rings, but I'm always wondering how well it works.

Anonymous said...

Anna,

Those do look great! I've made them with all whole wheat in the past, and they've worked fine.

English Muffins remind me of my dad. He would make huge batches of sourdough English muffins and freeze them. I may search out that recipe for you. Have a great day! I do really love your blog.

Your friend who runs quarters in 1:50. :)

Mrs. U said...

These look WONDERFUL!! I've only tried making English muffins one time and, sadly, they did not turn out. However, seeing this lovely photo has given me inspiration to definitely try again!!! Is there any chance you would share your recipe?? Pretty please? :)

Oh, and what are intervals?? I know very little of running.

His,
Mrs. U

Elizabeth G. said...

Want to share the recipe?

Blessings,
Elizabeth

alicia88 said...

mmmmmmmmmmh

Linda said...

I hope they tasted every bit as good as they look!
I'm proud of you for all that running!

Mrs MacKenzie said...

How could you post such a delightful breakfast treat without the recipe? I am sure they tasted every bit as good as they look.

Warmly, Mrs M.

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

Wow... I thought the picture was of store bought english muffins! Those look amazing...

Anna said...

Well, the recipe was all right but nothing too spectacular. I wanted more holes in my muffins--maybe I do need sourdough instead.

Intervals are where you run a fast quarter-mile, then a comfortable quarter, then a fast one, etc. til you think you're going to die. The best part of intervals is the moment right afterward when you realize that it's a full week before you have to do it again! It does help your speed though.

stephanie j. said...

I stumbled upon your blog searching for a sourdough english muffin recipe that just uses the discard sourdough...I have almost of a pint of discard that I really need to find a use for!

What a beautiful blog! I'll visit again.

Mumzykat said...

Please share the recipe - my homemade ones never look that good!

Margo said...

oooh, I'm inspired! I've been eyeing an English muffin recipe I have. Yours look wonderful.

Blessed Mommy said...

English muffins look so yummy.

Intervals, got to love them, or do we? Once a week I a do a modified version of intervals in that I sprint the straight-a-way stop- do say side leg raises or push ups, etc then straddle run the curves-stop- again more of leg raises, crunches, then sprint again the straight-a-way. Doing this for one mile, talk about wanting to die. This is after running 3 miles at a little above pace.
Continue good luck with your running.

Anonymous said...

My English Muffins had the same problem...not enough holes in them and the texture wasn't as chewy as store bought ones either. Let us know if you ever find a solution to the problem
Amy F.

Granola said...

I can't believe I'm breaking my lurker status! :) My SIL and I read along with you and reference the things we've seen you post. I just wanted to say that your muffins look lovely. English muffins are on my list to try my hand at as well. Thank you for the inspiration.

debbie bailey said...

Will you PLEASE give us the recipe? We all love English Muffins around here.

Rhonda in Chile said...

Please share your recipe! I live in Chile, and cannot get them for love nor money!

Bec said...

Hi Anna, I also would love to try this recipe out. I have found your blog inspirational reading and love your dresses in particular.
Bec xxx

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