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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, English Muffins

English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins
ACTIVE TIME: 27 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 57 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 1/2 cup non-fat powdered milk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water, about 100ºF
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • Cornmeal, for sprinkling

Specialized Hardware

  • Electric griddle
  • 4 (3-inch) metal rings
Homemade English Muffins
ACTIVE TIME: 27 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 57 minutes
Yield: 8

Procedure

  • Combine the powdered milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar, the salt, shortening, and hot water in a medium bowl. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved and set aside to cool while the yeast proofs.
  • In a small bowl, add the yeast and 1/8 teaspoon of sugar to 1/3 cup of warm water and rest until yeast has dissolved. Add this to the powdered milk mixture. Add the sifted flour and beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl and let it rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes.
  • Heat an electric griddle to 300ºF.
  • Situate 4 (3-inch) metal rings onto the griddle and coat lightly with vegetable spray. Lightly sprinkle the insides of the rings with cornmeal. Scoop batter into each ring and cover with a half-sheet pan. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the sheet pan and flip the rings using tongs. Cover with the lid and cook until golden brown, another 5 to 6 minutes. Place on a wire rack, remove rings, and cool. Repeat with remaining batter. Split with a fork and serve.
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