English muffins

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  • For

    10

    muffins
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

English muffins are griddle-baked yeast buns, cooked until golden brown on both the top and bottom, while the sides remain delicately pale and ideal for tearing open. Tearing open the muffin rather than using a knife was stressed by Hannah Glasse in The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, published in 1747. In what is one of the earliest recipes for English muffins, she writes that when you halve a m

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