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|Golly, English muffins!
Written by Louise H
(5/15/2007 3:22 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, coffee and muffin, penned by Carolyn
Thank you so much, Carolyn, for this recipe. I'd never known what this "muffin" (which also appears in Emma I believe) was like. In the modern-day U.S., muffins are sweet and cakelike. But "English muffins" seem much like this recipe -- unsweetened and breadlike, and with many holes from the rising process ("nooks and crannies" is how they're advertised). Unlike "regular" muffins, English muffins are always toasted, and the holes are wonderful for melting butter to nestle into.
Somehow I'd always thought of English muffins as apocryphal (just as I don't think French toast is particularly French). Apparently they exist (or existed)! So interesting.
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