This week I am one dozen breads into the Bread Bakers Apprentice. I am enjoying the challenge; not only do I get to try new breads, I don't have to decide every week what to make.
English muffins can be made as a loaf of in the traditional English muffin shape. For my first batch I stayed traditional, but I may make a loaf next time. You shape the dough into rolls, then cook them on a skillet for six minutes on each side, then finish them off in the oven. It was very easy to cook them on a skillet, as Kathleen lent me her large electric skillet. I think it would have been difficult to get them right on the stove. My muffins ended up a bit thicker than I would have liked, but they were delicious and that is really what matters.
Just like brioche, my favorite way to eat English muffins is with butter and strawberry jam. It's a good thing it's spring, because I'm on my last jar of homemade jam. I hope I don't run out before I make more.