My wonderful B-I-L and S-I-L were up a couple weekends ago and we had the honor of having them stay at our house. Of course this gave me the perfect excuse to try something new - Home-made English Muffins. I was so excited I talked them up all day on Saturday (should have know better).
I failed - TWICE. I woke up on-time to start the batter, but my yeast was at my mom's (next-door) and I didn't have the heart to wake them up early. By time I did get the yeast I was already running behind and didn't leave it sit long enough to raise. I also didn't have tart rings so the muffins were free-form. They ended up flat and very odd shaped. My gracious guests ate them and seemed to enjoy them. *I did not take any pictures - way too embarrassing*
BUT I could not leave it at that. So after church I went right back to the recipe and tried it again. I did things correctly this time by leaving the batter raise for the right amount of time. I also found some metal heart cookie cutters that I thought would work in a pinch and I used wide-mouth canning rings. ha!
Well they would have worked except I didn't realize how much they were going to raise. So when I flipped them over (easier said then done) the extra batter just oozed everywhere! The following pictures tell the story nicely. Please don't laugh too hard.... :)
They do look beautiful if you ignore the 'extra' batter. Oh they were so good the next day toasted and covered in butter and jam. Yum.
As they always say - 3rd time's a charm. Who's coming next to stay at my house?
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