When I saw that Kristy from My Little Space had made her own English muffins, I was all over it like white on rice. How ambitious is she, I thought. Who makes their own English muffins? I don't know about you, but I buy them ALL the time. They're delicious, inexpensive and low in calories, about 120 or 130 per. What's better than an Egg McMuffin from McDonald's? Or a wonderful breakfast of Eggs Benedict? Okay so those may not be completely guilt free, but they're still among my favorite things to order when I'm having breakfast away from home. A little about Kristy.... obviously, she's an awesomely talented cook, premier baker and amazing photographer who resides in Malaysia. Her blog My Little Space is unquestionably a foodie "go-to" for boat-loads of people (myself included), like more than 73000 from 135 countries, with almost 300 regular followers and counting. Each one of her recipe posts garners between 20 and 40 comments consistently, and we all know how meaningful that is.
On occasion, Kristy has submitted some of the absolute best sandwiches to S365, which is of course a huge compliment to this blog. So take a peek when you have a few minutes or when you're in need of a cool fix for breakfast, lunch, dinner and especially dessert.
Here's how to make these beautiful English Muffins with nooks and crannies for whatever you happen to be spreading:
Ingredients:4 cups all purpose
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 tbsp yeast
1/2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 cup lukewarm milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp butter, melted
some cornmeal for dusting (or maize flour)
Method:(1) dissolved yeast & sugar into water for 5 mins.
(2) for hand knead, place 2 cups of flour into a big mixing bowl.
(3) stir in milk, eggs, yeast mixture and butter until combined.
(4) gradually, add in flour until a sticky dough is formed and knead for another 5 mins.
(5) cover the dough and let it proof for an hour or until double in size.
(6) punch dough to release air and then place it to a floured(cornmeal) working table.
(7) sprinkle cornmeal onto dough & roll into 1/2 inch thickness then cut with round cutter.
(8) cook dough on a preheated frying pan over low heat for 5 mins each side.
(9) cool on wire rack.
All together I got 12 buns from one recipe at the size of a burger bun. The best thing I like about it is, it doesn't even need an oven to get them cooked. That's also meaning you can even enjoy it in the middle of the jungle. LOL! :o)
Thank you so much Kristy!