Monday, November 21, 2011

Sourdough English Muffins

Ever since I learned to make these muffins (first hand from Mary Ann Wilcox), I have made these exclusively homemade ever since.  Vivian loves them - which says a lot, because she is the pickiest eater in our family.  They are so good fresh!  I will never go back to store bought.

Mix together,
cover loosely, set out overnight:

½ c sourdough starter (once you have a starter, your set)
1 c milk
2 c flour

Next AM mix together in a small bowl:
½ c flour ¾ t salt
1 T sugar ½ t soda
1. Sprinkle over dough and mix in.
2. Turn out onto floured board and knead for 2 or 3 minutes or till
not sticky.
3. Roll out to ¾ inch.
4. Use 3” cutter; cut out 12 muffins.
5. Place on corn meal sprinkled cookie sheet.
6. Sprinkle corn meal on top.
7. Cover and set aside to rise about 1 hour.
8. Lift muffins off baking sheet and place on lightly greased
9. Bake for 10 minutes on each side at 275 degrees with a lid on.

Yield:  1 Dozen Rolls
Note: An electric skillet works the best because the temperature is consistent and it steams the muffins.

Tiff's Tips:  I make these using mostly freshly ground whole wheat - they are wonderful.  I always make a double batch and put the extra dozen in the freezer for later.


Tami said...

Can you post how to make a sour dough starter...that is what I need then I can enjoy those yummy english muffins!

Marne said...

yep, post that please. we go through 4 individual packs of English muffins (from Costco) a month. I should try this!

Tiffani said...

Ok, I will post it in the next few days..Marne - I can give you a start when you come Friday (bring a small container with lid)