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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I heart the english

I must admit that the english have probably the best foods ever. For example, english tea scones, baked beans on toast, vegemite, mince cheese pies (aawahaww drooooolllll), sausage rolls, even their chips are so much better. I remember going to the store for lunch at school and getting all those goodies. They have chicken flavored chips and though it may sound horrible, those the best flavored chips in the world, second to salt and vinegar of course. :-) OH! And those Monster chocolate chip cookies. Man, I am just making myself hungry thinking of all the foods I used to eat. I know I use to put chips in my vegemite sandwiches and that was blasted fantastic!

Anywhos, I was checking out Baking Delights blog, and came across her English Muffin recipe.
It looked so delicious on her blog, I just couldn't help myself but make me some of those. lol. I halved the recipe, making 8 muffins total which was more than what I thought I would get. I used soymilk + apple cider vinegar instead of buttermilk and used earth balance buttery sticks instead of butter. They were SO incredibly easy to make and despite my hesitation due to past english muffin attempts, the pictures were just so good that I knew it would work.

Now, how does one revert back to store brought english muffins after homemade ones?


Munted kowhai said...

Yes! Standing in line at the tuck shop for hot hot mince pies, yum. I went so far as working in the tuck shop so I could get pies at 50 cents each! I was a glutton from the beginning.

The monster cookies's factory is in ashburton, an hour or so south of Christchurch and we went there one time and bought a whole kg of cookies for $6NZD.
Hmmmmm great with tea!

Soraya said...

Mmmmm...I want eat this muffins, i look delicious.

Marye said...

LOL you never go back to eating the store bought.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Emilie said...

These look soooo good! Seriously, you should be really proud of yourself.
I'm guessing you lived in the U.K. for some amount of time....correct?

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Tiff - I think I would raid that factory of all their cookies. Emm..chocolate chunks.

Soraya - Thanks for visiting! :-)

Marye - I know, good thing they are easy to make, otherwise I would be called an english muffin snob.

Emilie - Thanks emilie! I lived in New Zealand for like 10 years, so alot of british influences there. I don't really miss the people from there, but the scenery, beaches, restaurants, food I miss alot. Man, everything I think about has to do with food. lol

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Christina said...

It's true -- once you make your own english muffins, nothing else compares! Yours look wonderful! It reminds me that I need to make more, too.

Want a jar of Marmite? lol, I bought some to see if I liked it. I tried it a few times but I guess it's not for me.

Cynthia said...

Valerie, I'm heading over to baking delights as soon as I'm finished with this comment. Your English muffins are making me hungry.

Nirmala said...

What a great way to start a morning. These look just amazing. So much tastier looking than store bought.

Sue said...

Hi Val,

Wow, you could get a lot of comment on your first sentence. That's funny. One doesn't usually hear people talking about vegemite in such glowing terms. And chips IN your sandwich! That's wild.

I lived in London for 2 years and my best food memories are of the amazing Indian food, which is still my favorite cuisine today.

Your English muffins are gorgeous.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your muffins are beautiful! I'd love to eat one with the pumpkin jam I just made... You can't revert back to the store bought ones once you've tasted to those wonderful babies!!!

Rasa Malaysia said...

I heart English muffins too...maybe that will be my next baking project. ;)

UKZoe said...

That's one thing I have never had a go at making. Thing is though, they're so easy to pick up at the supermarket, that it seems too much bother to make them.

Abby said...

I've had English Muffins on my list of to-dos for a looong time. Yours look so tasty - I might have to try them for the World Bread event!

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Jeena - thank you for coming to my blog. :-) Your blogs fantastic. I love all your pictures!

Christina - I know, I'm a little odd for liking vegemite huh? It reminds me of when I was 10 or so and I'd get up at 4am to run over to my neighbors to watch rugby with them. They'd always make me toast with butter and vegemite on it. Emmmmm....

Nirmala - Yeah, I hope to make them again and perhaps get bigger holes inside more typical of an english muffin than I did this time round.

Sue - That is something I totally miss about not being in a place with a wide variety of cuisine. There are no indian restaurants where I live. I miss it so much! So jealous you lived in london!

Rosa - PUMPKIN JAM! Man, I need to get that recipe.

Cynthia - I know! Baking Delights is a wonderful blog!

Rasa Malaysia - yeah definitely. I hope that it works out! Let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping by :-)

UKZoe - I wonder if the storebrought english muffins in the UK are better than the ones here. I am positive they are. They aren't very good here in the US, sadly. :-( Thanks for visiting my blog by the way. I appreciate it! Yours looks great!

Abby - you have a gorgeous blog. Yes, you should make them for the world bread even! That would be awesome!

Carrie said...

These look great.

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Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Thanks carrie for visiting my blog. I went to yours too and it's wonderful. I will definitely have to try those recipes you have there.