I’ve been wanting to make my own English muffins for a while. I’ve really been missing them since I made the switch from eating processed foods to more whole, natural, real food. I used to buy English muffins in bulk at almost every trip to the grocery store. I used them for breakfast sandwiches, lunches, or a quick addition of bread to a dinner meal, when I didn’t feel like cutting up a whole loaf of bread.
However, I didn’t realize the myriad of ingredients in a typical store-bought package. Here’s one example of the ingredients in a typical brand I bought all the time: Whole wheat flour, water, yeast*, vegetable oil (canola or soybean), vinegar, wheatlets, sugar/glucose fructose, salt, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, fumaric acid, potassium sorbate.
Umm... no thanks. Keep reading.
So if figured, if I wanted to keep eating English muffins without putting a bunch of crazy chemical preservatives into my body, I should give a go at making my own. I found a great recipe HERE that doesn’t use any refined sugar, and contained ingredients that I already had in my own pantry. I also saw that I could use my bread machine to make the dough. To be honest, I thought (for about a minute) about just making the dough by hand. You know, to really go all out with that homemade feel. And then I realized… I got nothin’ to prove!
It was pretty cool to be able to assemble all the ingredients in my bread machine, turn it on to the dough setting and let it do it’s thing for the next hour. I still had plenty to do once the dough was ready, but I really did save myself a lot of time and effort with that handy machine. I really love my bread machine!
Here's the recipe:
- Assemble all ingredients into your bread machine in the order required. (For my machine, I have to put in all the wet ingredients first, then dry, then yeast last)
- Turn on the machine to the dough setting and let it work its magic!
- When dough is ready, roll out onto a floured surface to your desired thickness. (Note: the original recipe calls for cornmeal but I personally HATE cornmeal - it reminds me too much of Polenta, so I left it out)
- Continue following directions below:
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