I don’t think there’s anything I love more than bread.
But dear I say, that bread trumps it all. And the smell of home-made bread … ahhhhhhhhhh I just want to burry my face in hot buns!! … Hi, welcome to the land of awkward … and a little weird … don’t be scared, I’ve got bread to share with you!!
Seriously – when I’m on death row .. I’m asking for homemade bread – smothered in butter.
I am. And, we’ve returned to the land of a-ca-awkward. And that has nothing to do with my death row comment, mostly just referring to my talk about margarine.
So I made English muffins, combining my love affair with all things bread and all things breakfast ( I can’t stand eggs though .. random, but true … I lie, I can … just not all the time – and eggs Benedict .. stop, I can’t. it’s a consistency thing).
And of course they’re Christmas-y and gingerbready and buttah …. There’s butter!!
Gingerbread English muffins
1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar + ¼ tsp
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
¼ tps ginger powder
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
¼ tsp ground clove
¼ tsp fresh nutmeg
1 tablespoon shortening (or butter at room temperature)
3/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil + 1 Tsp
Combine the yeast with the warm water sprinkle ¼ tsp brown sugar on top.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, remaining brown sugar, sea salt, ginger powder, cinnamon, ground clove & nutmeg. Stir in the shortening. Now pour in the yeast mixture, molasses and milk.
Stir until a dough ball forms.
Place in a lightly 1 tbsp coconut oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled in size—approximately an hour and a half to two hours.
Divide the dough into eight equal parts. Roll each muffin into a ball. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and a little bit of cornmeal (or flour). Cover, and allow to rise for an additional hour.
Heat a cast iron skillet (or other oven safe pan) over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil. Cook for 7 minutes on each side.
Once you’ve cooked each side place into the oven at 400°F for 10-12 minutes until the English muffins are cooked through and golden brown.
Remove from the oven, and bring on the butter!! These would also taste amazing with marmalade.