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  • RonB
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    English Muffins

    I've been wanting to make some English muffins for a while. Baking Steel sent a recipe for them recently in an email. I made the dough yesterday and "baked" them today. Baked is in quotations because they are actually fried on the stove top. They are very easy to make because you need no special equipment although a scale would help greatly. There is only a short kneading by hand and then you let the dough rest at least a few hours and you can go up to several days before cooking.

    They came out very tasty and better than the national brands I have had. I didn't get all the "nooks and crannies" I had hoped for because I worked the dough too much, but as I said, they tasted great. I didn't think to take a photo until most were wrapped and in the freezer, but here is a shot of one below the link to the recipe. Edit to add that I cooked mine in a CI pan.

    https://www.bakingsteel.com/blog/english-muffin-recipe

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  • FireMan
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    • Jul 2015
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    #2
    Yup, looks just like MacDonalds. Mighty fine! 😎

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    • RonB
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      Thanks, and I hope your wife is doing well.
  • IowaGirl
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    • Dec 2018
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    #3
    I used to make these a long time ago. I'll have to try them again, now that you've provided a good recipe. Thanks!

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    • Mudkat
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      Oooh. That looks good!

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      • Mark V
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        • Oct 2018
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        #5
        I just made English muffins a couple weeks ago and bagels before that. the bagels turned out better than bought, the English muffins were denser than I wanted. I am making soft pretzels tonight, will see how they turn out.

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          It's hard to get decent bagels in my area. Every "artisan" bread product around here seems to be very similar except in shape.
          The recipe posted above is really easy. Give it a try. And please post pics of your pretzels.

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          What bagel recipe did you use?

        • RonB
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          Razor - not sure if you meant me of Mark V, but my recipe is in the original post above.
      • Mark V
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        Pretzels are done, not bad! First time for me. Really bad job shaping them! Taste good though.

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          NIce. I gave up on the pretzel shape and just make logs now....

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