English Muffins

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If anyone has seen the Great British Bakeoff, they will know that Paul Hollywood is a bit of a baking legend. I thought I’d try one of his recipes, the English muffin. I’ve only ever had these with Eggs Benedict before, and not thought much of their bland chewiness. What a difference baking them yourself makes! I gobbled up quite a few with just butter.

These don’t take too long at all, but if you want them for breakfast, get up early and make the dough, as they need an hour and a half total proving time. The dough is simply strong white flour, yeast, sugar, milk, butter and an egg. After the first proving time, roll out and let it rest to get rid of any shrinking:

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Cut out into discs prove again:

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Cook on a low-heated griddle for five minutes on each side, or until they are nicely browned:

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Serve with jam and butter, or good old poached eggs!

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Breakfast Club: Japanese Breakfast

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Is anybody else bored of weekday breakfasts? I am. It’s always the same thing, porridge/oatmeal, cereal, eggs and toast and then back to the beginning. I don’t see why I should have to wait until the weekend to have an exciting start to the day.

Granted, this breakfast takes a little time to prepare, but the night before I measured out the rice, cut the tofu and spring onions.

In the morning, you just need to make the rice,  an omelette or boiled egg, grill some fish if you fancy it and make some miso soup and green tea. It was a satisfying, delicious breakfast that keep me going happily until lunch time.

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