I will admit I ate 2 of these bad boys within an hour of them coming out of the oven…and I wonder why I cannot loose weight.
Well I guess I really only consumed 1 1/2 bagels, since this little one woke up and stole a half.
I love how she holds it with her little finger through the middle. Oh, and don’t turn your back on this little one, because she will sneak little bites of yours.
For the english muffins I used another recipe from my King Aurthur Baker’s Companion Cook Book. Sorry I couldn’t find the recipe online, but I did find a few others here and they even have a little tutorial showing you how to make them.
After looking at their tutorial I now realize that I filled my english muffin molds way too much and I also ran out of yeast so I should have let them rise a little longer then I did. I was impatient. I substituted a high fiber flour instead of the all-purpose flour the recipe called for. We have always eaten high fiber-whole wheat breads in this household, so I am trying to keep it that way even though we are making our own breads. White bread is a huge treat in this house.
The english muffins took a little longer to make or actually to wait for them to rise for the first time. The recipe I used said to let them rise anywhere from 4 to 16 hours for the first rise, with the second rise only being an hour. I find these even easier to work into our schedule due to the long time for rising.
These were really good out of the oven too, but I think they were right when they said to wait a day because they were so much better this morning.
Next time I am going to try this Hi-Fiber English muffin recipe. Any of you make your own breads? I already know of a recipe from my sister in law that doesn’t require any rising, I need to try that one out, maybe I can get her share it with us.