I wish my oven wasn't broken. :(
Boo to broken ovens!!! You could probably do these in a toaster oven, though....
I will have to try that one. Thanks!
OMG, I'm drooling just from the pictures.
They are really, really good!
When they came out, the family was hovering in the kitchen, eyes gleaming in hunger.
The ravenous hordes were upon you! Good thing you were safely ensconced in the kitchen near some sharp knives. ;-) (as much as people make fun of British food.. yeah, some things can't be beat)
I look hungrily forward to the focaccia post.
British food is aaaaaaaall nommy. Granted you have to have grown up with some of it :-p
(confession; actually I hate muffins, but I'm a weirdo)
British breakfast is brilliant. We LOVED breakfast when we were in England.
Pasties are wonderful if done well.
But there is a reason why the most popular British food is Indian takeaway....
Yeah, Indian takeaway is AMAZING :-) We like it lots. Although I expect "requires no effort" is a top selling point in why we like buying food other people made too :-p
I'm not sure what's supposed to be so bad about "British food" in general (of course there are awful examples of the genre!); I guess I'm just used to it :-p Fish and chips; bangers and mash; roast meat with all the trimmings... OMNOMNOMNOMNOM
Growing up with it does help. The first time I had black porridge was one of those "hello, the world is much cooler than expected" moments. ;-)
(side confession: I am not a huge fan of muffins either, but when topped with some pork stuff and eggs and cheese, wow. McD, you've missed the ballpark.)
No toaster oven either. Slot toaster. Boooooo NYC apt with shitty landlord and no counterspace.
Sad face for you!!! Fortunately, you're in a place where lots of good bread is available.
Wow! They turned out so pretty. Nice work.
They look fabulous! I'm going to have to try this one.
MMM. I have a question. My Mom is allergic to corn and all corn products, so I wouldn't use cornmeal if I was making these. Do you have any suggestions what I could substitute?
They really do look good. I'd like to reach through and grab one.
You could probably use dry Cream of Rice cereal, or finely ground grits. Not that much stays on the muffin, so it shouldn't impact the flavor too much.
They are yummy. Yummy enough that I'm tempted to make them again today!
oh that's a great idea. Not grits because they are corn...but yeah, cream of rice or cream of wheat cereal would work.
It still sounds kind of magical to me that anyone could make English muffins at home. Must try this some day!
I was just thinking that I need to make them again.
> I could probably make them at least once a week and people would complain it wasn't often enough.
I bet you could make those every day and not hear any complaints.
I finally made English muffins at home recently! I was thrilled :-) I used Michael Ruhlmann's recipe which only has the griddle cooking step. But then I've been toasting them in the oven this week before eating them. Thanks for posting yours and reminding me that they could be made from scratch.
My bread baking has really fallen off. I need to get back to it.