I've been craving English muffins for a LONG time. The chewy, toasty, craggy little wonders I grew up on. Since I'm not about to fork over what they're asking for that little box in the grocery store, I found an Alton Brown recipe online and gave it a try today. Except for a few hiccups, it went off pretty much without a hitch, and my kids devoured two egg sandwiches each ( I had mine with Smart Balance and peach preserves:).
When hubby came home pouted about there not being any left, it went into the permanant recipe file.
First, I needed to come up with a ring. I decided to sacrifice some old, expired canned peas that actually moved with us last year. They're actually still good ( if canned peas could ever be considered "good"), and are in the fridge awaiting reincarnation in some split pea soup. I cut them down with my trusty Cutco scissors. I did neglect to grease them however ( not in the directions) and paid for that when the time came to free them. I ended up with about nine muffins that, I have to admit weren't bad for a first run. All in all, I'd call this one a success. I definitely plan on investing in some "real" rings as soon as I can, though, because judging from the kids' reaction, we'll be having these often ;).