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post #1 of 18
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Ok, I love English muffins. Unfortunately, the ones in the supermarket are tough and don't have a lot of taste. I have been trying different recipes and have made Alton Brown's from the Food Networks recipe a couple of times and really like it. I don't want to post the recipe due to copyright but I have posted my experience on my personal blog. These make great breakfast sandwiches, eggs Benedict and are great just toasted and buttered. I recommend them strongly.

 

 

Disco

post #2 of 18

Those muffins look really good......   Dave

post #3 of 18

They look very good.

 

You have a blog?

post #4 of 18
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They look very good.

 

You have a blog?

I just started it. It is an amateur effort but I am having fun.

 

Disco

post #5 of 18
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Those muffins look really good......   Dave

Thanks, Dave. They taste fine too.

 

Disco

post #6 of 18
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These make great breakfast sandwiches, eggs Benedict and are great just toasted and buttered. 

 

Eggs Benedict - my absolute favourite. When I was working in the US they were my staple breakfast mmmm. More than a few pounds and an inch or two can be directly attributed to them !

post #7 of 18
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Eggs Benedict - my absolute favourite. When I was working in the US they were my staple breakfast mmmm. More than a few pounds and an inch or two can be directly attributed to them !

The main attraction for me with Eggs Benedict is that the missus love them. Anything that pleased her is a good thing!

 

Disco

post #8 of 18

I don't think I ever had a fresh english muffin. They look and I bet smell great.

post #9 of 18
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I don't think I ever had a fresh english muffin. They look and I bet smell great.

I really like them. They make the best egg, bacon and cheese breakfast sandwiches. Surprisingly, they aren't baked so don't give you as much wonderful home baked bread smell.

 

Disco

post #10 of 18
Looks great Disco! I've been sitting on a English muffin recipe for well over a year! Guess I should give it a go! I like them for breakfast, and my boys like to make mini pizzas out of them!
post #11 of 18

Disco, them English Muffins look great, I can almost taste them clear down here in Washington State.

 

My family and I use English Muffins to make what we call camp fire Pizza, we take the muffin, slice it in half, spread our favorite pizza sauce on it, then add any and all the toppings ya like, Ham, Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Sausage, etc, and add shredded cheese of preference.

 

I have a cooking grill I designed for cooking over a camp fire, and I made a cover from a steam table rectangle tub, We put the pizza on the grill, Lower the tub down to form the effects of an oven and swing the cooking grill out over the camp fire. Just a few minutes and a close eye on the pizza's for doneness and olay, we have a very tastey camp fire pizza.

 


This picture was taken many years ago before I got the steam table tub, we used a throw away aluminum roaster pan to get the oven effect.

That cook grill pivots on a stand pipe and can be swung over the fire for cooking and away from the fire to check food doneness.

 

Never thought of making my own English Muffins, I will have to find a recipe and give it a try.

 

Rich-

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Disco, them English Muffins look great, I can almost taste them clear down here in Washington State.

 

My family and I use English Muffins to make what we call camp fire Pizza, we take the muffin, slice it in half, spread our favorite pizza sauce on it, then add any and all the toppings ya like, Ham, Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Sausage, etc, and add shredded cheese of preference.

 

I have a cooking grill I designed for cooking over a camp fire, and I made a cover from a steam table rectangle tub, We put the pizza on the grill, Lower the tub down to form the effects of an oven and swing the cooking grill out over the camp fire. Just a few minutes and a close eye on the pizza's for doneness and olay, we have a very tastey camp fire pizza.

 


This picture was taken many years ago before I got the steam table tub, we used a throw away aluminum roaster pan to get the oven effect.

That cook grill pivots on a stand pipe and can be swung over the fire for cooking and away from the fire to check food doneness.

 

Never thought of making my own English Muffins, I will have to find a recipe and give it a try.

 

Rich-

Thanks, Rich. What is better than camping with your family and eating outdoors. Not much!

 

I can speak highly of this recipe from Food Network. It is the best I've tried and I've been through several.

 

Disco

post #13 of 18

Mornin Disco, any chance you would PM that English Muffin recipe to me?

 

Rich-

post #14 of 18

Hi Disco, You can forget sending me that recipe,

 

I found it on your blog.

 

Thanks Rich-

post #15 of 18
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Hi Disco, You can forget sending me that recipe,

 

I found it on your blog.

 

Thanks Rich

I hope you like it Rich.

 

Disco

post #16 of 18

Morning......  Someone had to show their FAILURE so here's mine....  

I found a piece of 3" aluminum pipe in my "neat stuff to save" pile in the shop.....  Made rings.... 

Decided on a diffused heat source for the inverted 14" CI fry pan for the "griddle"....

.... click on the photos to enlarge.... 

 

             ... heat diffuser .....

        

            .....  "griddle" .....

 

           ... 3" pipe rings ......

 

       ......  on the griddle ......

 

       ,,, batter in the rings....

 

... one site said "cover" for a uniform heat ....

 

...  they stuck and came apart.....

 

A few observations....  I re read the recipe and I mixed the batter in the wrong sequence.... It wasn't even cocktail hour......

The frying pan "griddle" didn't have enough grease on it....  they stuck bad......

The cover didn't have enough grease.... same results....

I overfilled the rings so the muffins couldn't expand enough...... no holes to speak of.....

The rings are way to heavy to turn with tongs......

The flavor was good..... 

1 out of 5 ain't bad for my first attempt.....

 

I'd show the bag of 12  English Muffins I bought to sop up the apple butter Bride and I made but....  You've seen them before.....

 

There you have it.... just goes to show you, there are failures in this baking stuff... 

 

Dave

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post
 

Morning......  Someone had to show their FAILURE so here's mine....  

I found a piece of 3" aluminum pipe in my "neat stuff to save" pile in the shop.....  Made rings.... 

Decided on a diffused heat source for the inverted 14" CI fry pan for the "griddle"....

.... click on the photos to enlarge.... 

 

             ... heat diffuser .....

        

            .....  "griddle" .....

 

           ... 3" pipe rings ......

 

       ......  on the griddle ......

 

       ,,, batter in the rings....

 

... one site said "cover" for a uniform heat ....

 

...  they stuck and came apart.....

 

A few observations....  I re read the recipe and I mixed the batter in the wrong sequence.... It wasn't even cocktail hour......

The frying pan "griddle" didn't have enough grease on it....  they stuck bad......

The cover didn't have enough grease.... same results....

I overfilled the rings so the muffins couldn't expand enough...... no holes to speak of.....

The rings are way to heavy to turn with tongs......

The flavor was good..... 

1 out of 5 ain't bad for my first attempt.....

 

I'd show the bag of 12  English Muffins I bought to sop up the apple butter Bride and I made but....  You've seen them before.....

 

There you have it.... just goes to show you, there are failures in this baking stuff... 

 

Dave

A couple of things. You turned the fry pan over and the underside wouldn't be seasoned. When I cover the fry pan and not the rings in case they overflow. Good luck next time!

 

Disco

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post
 

A couple of things. You turned the fry pan over and the underside wouldn't be seasoned. When I cover the fry pan and not the rings in case they overflow. Good luck next time!

 

Disco

Well now.......  That's a good idea.....  I should have done that....  Those aluminum rings I made are way too heavy to turn....   Gonna have to hit the muffler shop for some exhaust tubing about  3 1/2".....  season with flax oil....  make muffins...... 

 

Dave

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