Well… they do a North American version of a breakfast bread anyway.
I have it on good authority (or not) that there is absolutely nothing English about the English muffin.
Although they are said to resemble crumpets (or not).
And there is a rumor (likely unfounded) of them being sighted in 10th century Wales – but that would, of course, make them Welsh muffins… certainly not English muffins.
Besides, they would have just called them ‘muffins’.
There is a story that they were first made and sold by an English immigrant by the name of Thomas in the U.S. in the 1890’s.
If so he did the world a favor as, 100 plus years later, they are still going strong.
I have never seen them on this side of the pond and I have looked as we both love them.
According to Elle, of Feeding my Enthusiasms, and our host kitchen this month, they are easy to make and full of all of the ‘nooks and crannies’ required of a proper (American) English muffin.
I just may have to try my hand at these….
Then we could have Eggs Benedict!?!?!
Another American dish that I have been missing for years.
Check out Elle’s post to get both her regular and sourdough version of the English muffin recipe and all the details about being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.
Then check out the rest of the Babes for all their, um, stories….
And that’s it for the Babes in November….
And the Babes are:
The Bread Baking Babes
A Messy Kitchen – Kelly
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen – Heather
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Ilva Beretta Photography Blog – Ilva
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie