Monday, April 20, 2009

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Oh, happy day!
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I love English muffins. I could eat them every morning for breakfast...a little butter, maybe a little strawberry jam. For summer lunches, I love them with veggie cream cheese, big tomato slices and cucumbers.

What I don't love? That English muffins from the store have 25 ingredients! I find myself buying them less and less. Every recipe I've seen for them calls for special equipment...and I'm lazy...and cheap! :) But NOW....I found this wonderful recipe from The Knead for Bread (an amazing, drool-worthy bread blog).

Chuck's recipe calls for cookie cutters! Those, I have!
english muffin rolling pin
Here they are just cut out and getting ready to be covered for a 2nd rise.

english muffin griddle
And...on the griddle....

muffins w butter and jelly
I couldn't decide...butter or butter with jelly. I went for one of each.

english muffin split
Anyone else own an English muffin splitter? This was a gift from my in-laws; it's wonderful. Although, the picture on the left makes me think of Hannibal Lector...yikes!
english muffin sand top
english muffin sammy
You know how store-bought English muffins are terrible unless they are toasted? These are delicious! I made a little turkey sandwich on one for lunch.

english muffins
I kept thinking to myself...I made these!...they made me proud. :) Trust me, you'll want to make them, too! Happy eating!

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32 comments:

  1. I love to bake bread...nothing like fresh baked bread. I will have to try these. YUM!

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  2. My son and I thank you ahead of time! We love English muffins. Sometimes we make English muffin pizzas with some pizza sauce, mozzerella cheese and some pepperoni.

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  3. can i come live with you :O)? you're making me so hungry - and i don't even cook - lol! great post, as always! yummo!

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  4. Those are beautiful! Thanks for the recipe link and the inspiration.

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  5. There's something almost child-like about the joy of slathering a freshly toasted English muffin with butter and watching the butter fill up the holes in the bread. I can't think of anything better!

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  6. These turned out wonderfully, your pics look great! I've made them before based on Alton Brown's recipe - which used a clean tuna can with both ends removed, but cookie cutters!?! How smart. Chuck is a genius, and I, too, love The Knead for Bread (and this blog, too!) I'm a fan. :)

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  7. ok well i guess i need an english muffin slicer!! i would much rather make them than buy them. i bet they taste wonderful.

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  8. total awesomeness. i am so impressed!

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  9. Ooh, those look good! I don't even normally like English muffins, but I bet these would be yummy...

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  10. Mmmm, I love English muffins! There are also recipes out there that call for just dropping the dough straight on the griddle. They don't come out as pretty and evenly shaped, but they're easy make less mess on the counter. Either way, I definitely thing these are better homemade. Yum!

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  11. I am with you on English Muffins. Yours look so much more appetizing than the store-bought. I'll have to try these.

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  12. Those look so yummy. Definitely on my must-try list.

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  13. Those look ridiculously good! I have GOT to try them! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow, you made these? Honestly, I thought these were Thomas's English Muffins, right out of the package. I'm super impressed!

    I love English muffins too! I love them toasted with cashew butter or really good quality apple butter.

    These are on my list!

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  15. Oh,wow, good for you. Those look terrific and I want one of those sammies!
    ~ingrid

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  16. This is fantastic! Thank you. I have the feeling I'll be making them every other weekend or so.

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  17. Yum, those look awesome. I've been on a homemade bread kick lately. I've been wanting to try bagels but English muffins might be next.

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  18. Oh that looks so delicious. Gets me in the mood to go bake some kind of bread from scratch. Your look so perfect. Nice job.

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  19. I have a wonderful recipe for english muffins. They are delicious right out of the skillet and in my mouth! I need to make some.

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  20. those are beautiful! I'll bet they are great.

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  21. Wow. You know how to make a mouth water.

    I must say, I'm very proud of the loaf of bread my family inhaled at dinner tonight (from the 5 minutes to Artisan bread) Yummy!

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  22. Those look great! I've been thinking about trying to make them. I might have to try it.

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  23. I have decided that I need to bake more things like this from scratch. I wonder if you could bake a batch of these and freeze?

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  24. I love the Knead for Bread blog. I made the black forest buns several weeks ago. Lots of fun.

    Great job with the English Muffins.

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  25. Superchikk...I think you could definitely freeze them. I thought about that, but they're not lasting very long around here. :)

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  26. Yours is the second post I've seen on home made english muffins.
    They look fabulous, I'm adding it to me list of goodies to make!

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  27. YUMMY! I love that you can print out a step-by-step recipe from that site. Your pics look so great we've got to try them!
    BTW, you now have me addicted to vanilla bean paste! I'm putting it in everything! I love it!

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  28. Oh!!!! i might have to make me some soon! these look SO good! :D

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  29. A soup for me, please.

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  30. you managed to bake EM ? your are my hero!!!!!

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  31. Me too ... English Muffins are my favourite! Thanks for sharing this recipe ... I"m going to make these tomorrow!

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  32. By any chance do you still have the recipe, the website is no longer working. Thanks

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