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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Whole Wheat English Muffins

Ever since I found out how easy it is to make your own English muffins I have been making them quite often. They are great for that perfect morning sandwich. I did switch it up a little and also make these whole wheat English muffins. Just as easy to make the dough in the bread machine. I like these that don't have a lot of nooks and crannies just because they toast up so well. One day I'll make the kind that you scoop into the ring molds on top of the griddle and see how the little holes appear in the middle. But that will be another day when I remember to save enough tuna cans.

Whole Wheat English Muffins

1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter or oil(good oil that you like to use)
1 table spoon honey
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons yeast

cornmeal (for rolling out on)

Place all ingredients (except cornmeal) in the bread machine. Put them in order of bread machines directions. Mine calls for the wet ingredients first and the egg slightly beaten, then the dry ingredients with the yeast on top. Use the dough setting to make the dough. When it is done roll the dough out on a surface that is dusted with corn meal.

Using a large round cookie cutter, which I found on sale and couldn't wait to try making English muffins with a proper cutting tool rather than a big coffee mug. Or you can use a tuna can that both ends were cut off from (washed of course) cut the dough and place on baking sheet to rise for 20-30 minutes. I cover mine with a clean kitchen towel like my grandmother used to do...not the terry cloth towels, but the linen looking towels.

When ready, cook them on a griddle over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side until golden brown just the way you like them...

it's pretty simple and oh-so-good...

no oil needed in the pan...

ready to slice and daughter likes them warm right off the pan. Toast them or make your favorite breakfast sandwich.

I'm not sure how long they will last, because they get eaten pretty quickly around here.

nothing like homemade English muffins with homemade jelly...