Chilebrown at home

Friday, November 13, 2009


We are still baking in the Mad Meat Genius kitchen. A vision to make some English muffins came after consuming some eggnog.. No, it was not the brandy that laced this cinnamon, egg, milk concoction It was some leftover eggnog left in our politically correct glass milk container. Strauss farms makes a wonderful eggnog. It is organic and from what I heard the Cows are happy. Some dried cranberries will be added to these muffins to sweeten them up.This will be a Mad Muffin experiment. Will these muffins be delicious or will they be the folly of a Jepson brandy premonition.

English Muffins
  1. 1 cup egg nog
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  3. 1 cup dried cranberries
  4. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  5. 5 cups bread flour
  6. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 tablespoon yeast

Proof yeast in lukewarm egg nog. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. Nead for 5 minutes. Let rise in covered lightly oiled bowl. Let rise for two hours. After 2 hours roll out and cut into muffin shapes. Take a pastry brush and dip in a cup of water. Brush muffins and sprinkle corn meal on both sides. Let rise for another 30 minutes. Cook on a hot griddle. Cook for aprox 5 minutes on each side. Muffins should be brown on both sides. Let cool completely

We were pleasantly surprised. These muffins were delicious. This is perfect with the morning coffee. They are toasted and serve with a dab of butter. You will have a sweet treat with a slight hint egg nog flavor with these muffins.


Zoomie said...

I'll try the egg nog this season and perhaps even venture into the English muffin world again. Yours always look nicer than mine tasted.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, you are my commenting friend. For Christmas, I will bake you anything you want. (Hint) I will be making fruitcake the first of Dec. i think your Aunt would be proud of me.

Zoomie said...

My aunt would be _thrilled_ to know you are continuing in that hallowed tradition! Go you!

Chilebrown said...

That is awesome. I know your Aunt would like this recipe. It is from Julia Child. It has molases, dried fruits, nuts, and brandy. All the best food groups will be represented. All the ingredients are stellar. Thanks Zoomie!

Zoomie said...

Where are all the other commenters? Is everyone on vacation? I've had few to none in days? Was it something I said?