Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bread Machine English Muffins



I felt like making bread this weekend, if you follow me on Facebook, you have certainly heard me repeatedly talk about "my need to knead."  I love making bread and I prefer to do it on the weekends when hubby can eat the calories and can try hard to moderate my intake (by feeding his amazing metabolism my homemade bread - not fair!!)  Anyway--- I decided to peruse my Pinterest boards for a bread recipe and this recipe for Homemade English Muffins from Dine & Dish jumped out at me instantly.  When I told Hubby I was making English Muffins he looked at me a bit strange and asked, "how do you do that?"  "In the bread machine." I said.  I love my bread machine!  It sat in the closet for years before I realized it could be used to make great dough and now I use it quite regularly.  I haven't completed a loaf in there in a decade or so but I use the dough setting all the time.  
Anyway - I keep going off topic - back to the English Muffins.  They were so easy to make and they were so yummy just what you would expect from an English Muffin, it was soft on the inside and crisper on the outside.  I will be making these again and I will be doubling the recipe next time.  Hubby used them to make the most amazing breakfast sandwiches the next morning.  He loaded these up with an egg, thick cut bacon, cheese and avocado (Sweet Girl wont eat eggs without avocado.)  They were just as fabulous on day two as they were right of the oven on day one....enjoy!!!


recipe from Dine & Dish
Ingredients:
1 cup of milk
3 tablespoons of butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of sugar
3 cups of AP flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast
cornmeal

Directions:
Combine all ingredients (minus the cornmeal) in your bread machine according to manufacturers suggestions.  Turn the machine on the dough cycle.
After this cycle is complete, sprinkle cornmeal on a cutting board and place the dough on the cornmeal.  Sprinkle the top side with cornmeal as well and flatten the dough out to a 1 inch thick rectangle (I misread this and made mine thinner - you can see my dough in the picture below is way too thin.)
Now cut your dough into rounds (8-10).  My helper used the top of a cup to cut the rounds.


Place these rounds on a cookie sheet and let rise for 20 minutes.
Grab a griddle and heat it to 350.  Place those rounds on the griddle and cook for about 7 minutes a side and then flip (they will begin to rise, if you feel they are too puffy you can flatten a bit with a spatula.)


Last year at this time I made Rotisserie Chicken in the Slow Cooker  
Two years ago at this time I made Simple Sauteed Cabbage  




11 comments:

  1. These look amazing! I think I may try to adapt the recipe for our egg-free household this weekend. I think it has been almost a decade since my bread machine has made an edible loaf of bread too. I use it a lot, but only on the dough setting.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I eat so many english muffins and really need to just make them myself! Yours turned out perfectly!!

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  3. yet another great reason I need a bread maker
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  4. My Dad loves English muffins but never ever have I thought about making them. I'll have to share this recipe with my mom, I bet he'd love them even more than the store bought variety.

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  5. Ooh, these look amazing! I'm addicted to English muffins!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  6. Hi Danielle,
    Your helper is just adorable and no doubt put the extra touch to these awesome English Muffins. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. My sister has a bread machine, I'll share this with her. Thanks.

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  10. fun! Wow! My family would LOVE these!!! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this as part of a bread and pizza round up! Come over and check it out! Would love to see my featured button on this post :o) http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/breadandpizza.html

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