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What Nationality are These Muffins?? (BBB November 2017)

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Bread Baking Babes November 2017 summary: ingredients for English Muffins; refusing to use commercial yeast when there’s wild yeast in the fridge; scheduling problems; late again; rescuing English muffins that are overcooked (really dark…) on the outside and undercooked in the center; meat thermometer is my friend; making my sister happy; a Bread Baking Babes project;

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English Muffins Bread Baking Babes (BBB) November 2017: English Muffins

Late again! But we ATE some English muffins on 16 November…. Does that count?

And they’re not burned! They’re bien cuit.

How English are English muffins, anyway??

I haven’t often had English muffins – I confess they’ve never really been my favourite thing. But. I’ve only tasted commercially baked English muffins.

Well, actually, it turns out that I’ve tasted home-made English muffins once before. As I was writing this up, I noticed that I made them in 2006. But I blocked them out of my mind….

English muffins?? Way back at the beginning of August, I promised myself that as soon as the weather got cooler, I would try Emma’s (Laughing Gastronome) recipe for English Muffins. And here they are. Well, they LOOK like English muffins, anyway. But there the resemblance ends. I don’t know what I did wrong.
 
-me, blog from OUR kitchen | first try at English Muffins, 3 October 2006

As far as I can tell from English friends looking down their noses at English muffins, they’re NOT English at all. Oh my no. And (in answer to my innocent question posed to my English friends, “aren’t they similar to crumpets?”) they’re NOTHING like crumpets…. :stomp: :stomp:

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