Wednesday, 4 September 2013

How Delightful...

I don't think, and other Lancashire folk can correct me if I'm wrong, that English Muffins are native to my bit of England. A muffin to me is a Lancashire Oven Bottom and the first time I had an English one was from McDonalds. Since then I've grown to love them.

I love their springiness, their chewiness, their firm bottoms. They captivate me every time I made them. Like any bread they have flour, salt, water and yeast. They take their time to rise, and prove. The magic happens when it's time to cook them. You cook them on a hot plate or in a pan. On the stovetop. It's enchanting. It's awesomesauce.


It's probably one of the easiest breads to cook. I actually made them for the first time in my first mofo and haven't shut up about them since. You can see that I no longer burn them though. 


  1. Yum! I have some English muffins in the freezer but not homemade. Yours look amazing.

  2. I don't think I've ever tried an English muffin! Am I missing out?

  3. I'm going to answer the above comments in ordere because I think it's advice everyone needs.

    1. Have an English Muffin!
    2. Make English Muffins!
    3. Have an English Muffin!

    Clearly I have become far too obsessed. I'm going to have a lie down.

  4. I really miss English Muffins... I need gluten free ones!

  5. Well an English muffin is just basic bread with a bit of flavourless oil in the dough. The magic comes from heating them on the stove top and the semolina coating.

    I wonder if you could use a basic GF bread recipe and fatten it up a bit... I'm afraid I don't know enough about gluten free baking but it's interesting to think about...