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English Muffins

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I was really happy with my how my cheese bread turned out the other day that I am in abit of a hyped up mode for bread at the moment. I wanted to make something special for Ben and what’s better than English muffins for an English man? This is a rather easy recipe adapted from dim cookguide. I cannot believe how nice it turned out, as I was really worried it won’t be cooked properly and i might screw up the dough. Ben says mcdonald’s taste horrible and he loves mine! I’m ecstatic that i succeeded! I’m even more happy that Ben loves them :))

This recipe yields 6 English muffins.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 tbsp lukewarm water
  2. 2 tsp instant yeast
  3. 300g bread flour
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp sugar
  6. 1 large egg
  7. 160ml whole milk
  8. 2 tbsp butter, cold and cubed
  9. Corn flour, to dust

Method:

  1. Sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water and let it stand until foamy.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, egg and milk in a large bowl an mix well. Add yeast into the mixture and mix to form a dough.
  3. Transfer to a floured surface to knead or knead in a mixer with a dough hook. Wrap in butter if you are kneading by hand, continue to knead. If using a mixer, add in butter when dough is just about smooth.
  4. Knead until smooth, elastic and not sticky.
  5. Cover and let it rise for 1.5 – 2 hours, until doubled in size.
  6. Gently roll out the dough and form into a long roll. Cut into 6 equal portions.
  7. Gently form 6 balls, shaping with sides of your palm. Cover loosely with cling wrap and let it rise for 1 hour until doubled in size.
  8. Dust counter with corn flour lightly and very gently flatten the balls into a semi flat circular bun. Dust with corn flour.
  9. Dry toast in a ungreased pan on low heat until both sides are golden.
  10. Slice muffins in half and toast in a lightly greased pan until insides are nice and toasted.
  11. Serve with your favourite ingredients!
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