Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Roll your own English muffins

Nooks and crannies are there for the baking.

Roll your own English muffins

A breakfast sandwich at, in the AKA Rittenhouse Hotel: Fried egg and house-made English muffin.
A breakfast sandwich at, in the AKA Rittenhouse Hotel: Fried egg and house-made English muffin.

"Only the English muffin has the right size and sheer tenacity to properly rein in the wily breakfast sandwich," writes Meg Favreau in "Yet we rarely give it the attention it deserves."

Favreau says she assumed that the English muffin-making process was too difficult to do at home. "In my mind, English muffin factories employed multimillion-dollar industrial nook-and-cranny machines," she writes.

A Google search did not contradict that theory.

Frustrated, she turned to a colleague, who turned her on to James Beard-winning author John Thorne.

He, in turn, sent along a self-published booklet, The English Muffin: Its Origins, Preparation & Accompaniment.

And voila.

See the easy-to-follow recipe here,

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Food news, tips and other food-centric dispatches!

Nick Vadala Staff Writer
Drew Lazor
Michael Klein Staff Writer
Carolyn Wyman Contributor
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter