For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

English Muffins

2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 C warm water
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/4 C butter (softened)
3 C flour

1. mix warm water, yeast and sugar together until dissolved
2. In large bowl, mix together 2 1/2 C flour, salt and butter.
3. Add yeast mixture and stir until smooth.
4. Add remainder of flour as needed until dough is no longer sticky.
5. Roll out on floured surface into 1/3 inch thickness.
6. Cut out circles about 3 1/2 inches wide and set on baking sheet or plastic wrap in warm non drafty area. ( just keep rolling scraps out until all dough is in disk forms)( If you have access to cornmeal, sprinkle both sides with light coating before placing on baking sheet to rise.)
7. Let rise one hour covered with damp kitchen towl.
8. Heat ungreased pan to low heat.
9. Gently place in pan and cook 7 minutes on each side or until golden brown. (Be gentle when flipping the muffins so you don't knock the air out of them.)

Courtesy Kate Lett

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