I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

English Muffins

Easy to make, and very good. Great just plain, or make your own sausage mcmuffin, or eggs benedict.My daughter Autumn, likes to use the english muffins to make her pizza's with.

(makes 12)

*1 cup milk
*2 tablespoons white sugar
*2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
*1 cup warm water
*1/3 cup butter, melted
*4-5 cups all-purpose flour
*1 1/4 teaspoons salt

~In a small saucepan, warm the milk until it bubbles.
~Remove from heat.
~Mix in sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
~In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
~Let sit to proof, about 10 minutes.
~In a large bowl, combine milk, yeast mixture, butter, and 3 cups flour.
~Beat until smooth.
~Add salt 1-2 cups flour, just enough to make a soft dough.
~Knead, until elastic.
~Place dough, in a greased bowl, cover and let rise, until double in size (about 1 hour).
~Punch down dough.
~Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick.
~Cut out with a round floured biscuit cutter, or glass.
~Sprinkle waxed paper lightly with cornmeal.
~Lightly sprinkle corn meal over tops of muffins.
~Let dough rise (about 30 minutes).
~Heat a greased griddle.
~Cook muffins over low to medium-low heat, for about 10-14 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
~Allow to cool and store in plastic zip-loc bags.
~When ready to use, split, toast and top with favorite topping.
*Rather than grilling them, you can bake in oven 350 degrees for 8 minutes, flip and bake for 8 minutes more.

`When I lay the dough on the waxed paper, I cut the wax paper into squares. When it is time to cook them, I just pick up the dough by the wax paper, and flip it onto the griddle. It's less likely to deflate while trying to pick it up this way.

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