November 08, 2006

NBM - English Muffins...

Whole Wheat English Muffins

1 Tbsp yeast
2 cups lukewarm water
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups vegetable oil
1 egg
4 cups hard white wheat flour
2 cups corn meal

1. In a small bowl, mix the warm water with the yeast and let stand 10 minutes.
2. In a medium sauce pan, scald milk and stir in sugar, the salt and oil. Pour mixture in a large bowl and let stand until tepid.
3. Pour the yeast mixture into the lukewarm milk mixture. Stir the mixture.
4. Add egg and 2 cups flour int the liquids and beat until smooth. Cover bowl and let rise until doubled and bubbly, about 1-1 1/2 hours.
5. Stir the mixture and add 2 cups of flour. Turn the dough out on a floured surgace. Knead, adding flour as needed.
6. Place the dough in a bowl, cover and let rise again until doubled.
7. Sprinkle cornmeal on the kneading surface. Roll dough to about 2 inches thick. Sprinkle cornmeal on top. Cut the muffins wiht a glass or biscuit cutter into rounds. Leave on kneading surface. Cover and let rise again until the muffins double.
8. Place muffin dough in a lightly oiled large skillet, cover the pan and cook 5-10 minutes on each side on medium heat. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 30 muffins

If you are interested in more whole grain recipes this recipe is from Cooking & Baking wiht Fresh Ground Four by Christine Downs. It is a wonderful book for those who mill their own flour and bake for their families (or want to...). I use this book ALL THE TIME!!!

I am making these tomorrow, I hope, and I will share pics when I get them done... :)

For those interested in what I do...

I am a bread baker by trade. I am studying to become a chef and pastry chef and want to own a whole grains healthy bread and catering business. I mill my own grain from wheat I purchase once a year from Wheat Montana. I mill my grain with a Whisper Mill (they are no longer made but you can check out the Nutrimill for milling) I use a Bosch machine for my mixing because the Kitchen Aid could not take the daily use I was dishing out and it started falling apart on me. LOL The Bosch is the BEST MIXER I HAVE EVER USED!!! For more info on bread basics you can check out my sidebar under Bread Baking 101.

Stay tuned for pita bread...


  1. Wow...these sound great...I love English Muffins :)

  2. Do you know, I don't think I've ever eaten English muffins. How ironic is that!
    Yours look great though :-)