Monday, September 21, 2015

Sourdough Surprises: Autumn Spice English Muffins

English Muffins were the first Sourdough Surprises challenge I took part in. It was something I never thought of making before. The thing is I did something I very seldom do ever: I stuck to the exact recipe.

This time around, I decided to spice things up. Literally. Because while I'm still seemingly in the middle of summer in sunny Florida, it is fall. And with that, the front of my local grocery store has a stack of cinnamon scented broomsticks to give me inspiration.

I used the same recipe I did before with 2 changes:

  1. I replaced the sugar with Truvia Baking Blend (still 2 tblsp, so the equivalent of 1/4 cup)
  2. I added a whole tblsp of Pumpkin Pie spice.

My one problem: impatience. I fed the starter at night and completely forgot that the dough had to proof too. So I did that at 7am and made the muffins at 4pm.

While I was letting them rest, I took the one that didn't quite fit into a round and microwaved it for 1 minute:

And it was a little chewy, but not bad. I see potential in more sourdough microwave baking.

But then the muffins:

Yeah, they needed a little more time to proof.

Still, once popped in the toaster oven, they were pretty good. First with cream cheese and apple butter, and then as a long-night-at-work ice cream sandwich:

Be sure to check out our other awesome English Muffins/Crumpets!