Sourdough English Muffin
Taking a mini vacation after our vacation…and i want to eat fresh bread. However it is the day after 4th of July and it’s just a bit too hot to turn on the oven.
English muffins made in the Thermomix to the rescue! These little rounds of bread smell and taste the same as a loaf baked in the oven but it cooks on the stovetop griddle. And since its going to be made in the Thermomix, it’s going to come together pretty fast and easy.
Since my sourdough starter has been neglected for a couple of weeks and was fed when we got back, it’s the perfect timing to make some sourdough english muffins.
Start this recipe the night before as it needs to rest overnight to develop really nice flavors and let sourdough do it’s magic.
Makes 20 english muffins
Place the following in the Thermomix bowl:
1 cup sourdough starter
2 cups milk
2 – 3 tablespoons sugar or honey
4 cups of flour
Cover with lid and set to Knead for 3 minutes. Leave covered and allow to rest overnight (at least 8 hours).
The next day, stir down the dough and add the following to the bowl:
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups flour (plus more as needed)
Cover with lid and knead for 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and check if it needs more flour. Add more if needed (up to 1/2 cup) until you have a manageable dough. It should be soft but not too sticky. Cover and knead for 1 minute more if necessary.
Tip bowl over to a floured surface and rest for a few minutes.
Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut using a 3 inch round cutter. Place in baking sheets dusted with cornmeal or semolina flour, leaving enough space so that they won’t touch as they rise. When done, sprinkle tops with cornmeal, or semolina flour, too.
Cover with a damp towel and rise for about an hour, until doubled.
Preheat a griddle or fry pan on medium low. Lightly grease with butter and carefully transfer the dough to the griddle. I used a dough scraper to make transferring it easier. I was able to fit 5 rounds in my 12 inch pan.
Let cook for about 5 minutes, turn over and cover for another 5 minutes.
Transfer to a cooling rack to cool slightly before eating. Enjoy with butter and jam, or eggs, bacon, cheese, ham, etc.
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