|You don't have to be British to enjoy these! :o)|
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I opted for making the dough in the Bread Machine using the dough cycle. As you can see, the dough is very wet and sticky.
After the first rise, I put the dough in the fridge. It doubled in size again pretty quickly while in the fridge, so I gently deflated it, did a business letter fold, and stuck it in the fridge again. It remained in the fridge a total of about 36 hours.
Prepare your cooking surface by sprinkling it with semolina or farina. I used an electric griddle and one stove top griddle, so I could bake all muffins at the same time.
The dough firmed up nicely in the fridge and was fairly easy to handle while cold. I still had to oil my work surface and my hands though. I divided my dough into sixteen pieces of 65 gram each and shaped them into balls. Flatten the balls into 3"-3.5" disks.
The recipe tells you to let the dough pieces rest for 20 min, but since my dough was cold, I gave them 30 min.
|After 30 min, they were slightly puffy.|
While they were baking, I started cleaning up. After about 10 min on one side, I started smelling toasted semolina.
When I checked, they looked done, so I flipped them over. They baked for another 5 minutes on the other side. I checked the internal temperature and it was 201 F. After they cooled a bit, I opened one to make sure it wasn't doughy. It wasn't quite as dry as I had expected, so I popped them in a 350 F oven for about 8 min.
Here's an inside view:
|Yummy English muffins!|
- My husband loved these. He liked how soft they were and ate two while still slightly warm. These reminded us of a Moroccan bread called Batbout. So we ate these Moroccan-style: I served them with honey as well as extra-virgin olive oil. Of course, with a big pot of Moroccan mint tea. My husband gave these a 9 out of 10.
- I too loved these muffins. They were nice and toasted on the outside, and soft on the inside, with an ever so slight chew to them. That little bit of WW flour I used gave it a nice flavor without overpowering the muffins. I also made a sandwich with one: muffin, butter, and a slice of Pepper Jack cheese. Yum!
- The leftovers went into the freezer. I can't wait to eat one toasted!
- I made several changes so instead of listing the changes, I will post the entire ingredients list below with my adaptations.
- If you'd like to follow the original recipe, you can find it HERE.
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(adapted from the recipe on the King Arthur Flour site)
- 397g cold 1% milk
- 43g olive oil
- 6g salt
- 30g honey
- 23g dry milk powder, optional
- 1 large egg
- 135g King Arthur Flour White Whole Wheat flour
- 404g bread flour
- 7g instant yeast
- semolina, for sprinkling the griddle or pan
Place all the ingredients in the Bread Machine and run the Dough cycle. After the first rise, you can either refrigerate the dough until the next day or start shaping your English muffins right away following the instructions and step-by-step pictures on the King Arthur Flour blog.