I’m a big fan of the show Good Eats, and this is my favorite recipe from that show, slightly modified. These English muffins are so moist and rich they don’t need any toppings, and they taste nothing like store-bought muffins.
- 1/2 c. powdered milk
- 1 T sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 T butter
- 1 c. hot water
- 1 T yeast
- 1/8 tsp sugar
- 1/3 c. warm water
- 2 c. flour
Combine powdered milk, 1 T sugar, salt, butter and hot water, stir until everything is dissolved. In a separate bowl, combine yeast, warm water and 1/8 tsp sugar until yeast is dissolved. Let rest until the yeast is foamy.
Add yeast mixture to milk mixture. Add flour and beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
Let rest 30 minutes.
Preheat griddle to 300 degrees. Place 8 pastry rings on the griddle and spray thoroughly with cooking spray.
Beat the dough again and spoon into each ring on the griddle — about two spoonfuls of batter per ring. The dough is sticky so I’ve found that using two small metal spooons as tweezers helps get the dough into the rings instead of all over the pan.
Cover the rings with a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Cook 5 minutes, then remove cookie sheet and flip the rings. If the rings slide off at this point, that’s okay.
Once the dough sets, you don’t need the rings anymore. Cook about 5 more minutes.
PS — Yes, that is a remote control, some bacon and freshly washed dishes on my kitchen countertop. Welcome to Saturday morning at my house 🙂
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