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Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 720

Total Time : 750

Ingredients

Serves 18

  • 1cup proofed sourdough starter

  • 2tablespoons honey

  • 2cups milk, from reconstituted powdered milk (or regular milk)

  • 4cups unbleached white flour

  • 1teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 -2cup unbleached white flour

  • 2teaspoons salt (preferably sea salt)

  • 1⁄4 cup cornmeal, for sprinkeling

Directions

  • 01

    Night Before:.

  • 02

    Mix starter, honey and milk in mixing bowl until smooth.

  • 03

    Add 4 cups flour, mixing in 2 cups at a time.

  • 04

    Mix only until the flour is thoroughly wet.

  • 05

    Cover with clean towel and leave at room temperature in a draft free place for 12-16 hours.

  • 06

    Next Morning:.

  • 07

    Stir down mixture.

  • 08

    Sprinkle a scant teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspoons salt over the surface of the dough and work into dough.

  • 09

    Flour board with 1 cup flour and knead until dough is medium stiff - adding more flour as needed.The dough should be moist but not sticking to your hands.

  • 10

    Once enough flour has been added, knead an additional 5 minutes until the dough forms a smooth ball.

  • 11

    Roll dough on floured board to about 1/2 inch thick.

  • 12

    Cut the dough with a 3-4 inch round cutter -- keeping them uniform in thickness and diameter.

  • 13

    Place them on wax paper sprinkled with corn meal, taking care that they do not touch.

  • 14

    Sprinkle corn meal over tops of muffins.

  • 15

    Allow to rise in warm place, covered, for about an hour or until risen again.

  • 16

    Preheat a griddle or frying pan with small amount of butter (add a little olive oil to keep from smoking).If using muffin rings, preheat them on the grill.

  • 17

    Using a low flame or heat setting, bake one side for 4-5 minutes and turn. Place lid over the muffins to help them cook all the way through. Turn only once so be sure the one side is cooked before turning.

  • 18

    Squish down a bit with spatula and pan bake other side for another 4-5 minutes.

  • 19

    Look like store bought . . . taste even better!

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