I am sure you all know what English muffin recipes are. In our modern world, McDonalds made popular the English muffin with their Egg McMuffin sandwich for breakfast.
It is a small round flat type of yeast bread known for all its “nooks and crannies” in it. Muffins may have originated far back in historical times but became fashionable in the early nineteenth century when the muffin factories came into being.
Today various types of English muffin recipes made by different manufacturers are found on the shelves of every grocery store. There are muffins made with different grains of flour and even some with cinnamon and raisins. To serve, these can usually be split in half with a fork, then toasted and spread with jams or butter.
ENGLISH MUFFIN RECIPE
Dissolve yeast in the ¼ cup warm water.
Add butter to the ¾ cup warm water.
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl; turn on low to blend.
Add dissolved yeast and the butter in the water; increase speed to mix batter for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape batter into a greased bowl; let rise for 1 hour.
Sprinkle corn meal on saran or wax paper.
Scrape dough onto cornmeal, sprinkle top with cornmeal and gently pat dough out to ½ inch thick.
Cut in rounds with a 3 ½ inch cutter (flat pineapple cans with ends cut out make good cutter)With a pancake turner transfer dough rounds onto a lightly greased medium hot griddle (325F degrees) or skillet.
Bake 1 ½ minutes and increase heat to 375F degrees; cook 3 ½ minutes longer.
Turn muffins over and cook 3 minutes more or until lightly brown; cool on wire rack.
Split muffins in half with a fork and toast lightly to serve.
NOTE: Raisin muffins can be made by working 1/3 cup of raisins in the flour, sugar and salt mixture before blending with other ingredients.
These muffins are good for breakfast sandwiches or toasted with butter, jams, jellies, marmalade or honey. The most famous of all English muffin recipes are the ones for eggs Benedict.
EGGS BENEDICT RECIPE
Spread toasted muffins with soft butter.
Top each muffin with a slice of Canadian bacon.
Top bacon with 1 poached egg
Top with hollandaise sauce (recipe below) and garnish with fresh chopped chives.
HOLLANDAISE SAUCE RECIPE
Combine half and half, lemon juice, butter and egg yolks in and saucepan. Set pan on medium heat; stir briskly or whisk until thick and smooth.
MICROWAVE BREAD RECIPE
This is one of the English muffin recipes in shape of a loaf of bread; also unusual is it is baked in the microwave oven.
Combine milk and water in microwave bowl and heat on high until warm throughout; 3 to 4 minutes.
Mix 1 ½ cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.
Add warm milk mixture and beat well; blend in remaining flour and stir until dough is stiff.
Shape the dough into loaf; roll in cornmeal.
Place dough in a greased glass loaf dish; cover and let rise in warm place 45 minutes.
Cook loaf in microwave on high for 6 to 6 ½ minutes, turning once.
Let stand 5 minutes before removing from pan; slice thinly and toast before serving.