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BBA Challenge: Week 12 - English Muffins

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BBA Challenge: Week 12 - English Muffins

It's Week 12 of the BBA Challenge! That means...English Muffins!

(the first part of my blog post at A Ku Indeed!)

Finally, after two challenges that I had little interest in (the Cornbread and Cranberry-Walnut Bread challenges) I was definitely psyched up to do this one. Why? Well, two quick reasons off of the top of my head: first, I am a serious lover of the English Muffin. Second, this challenge had a odd component that broke things up nicely – you have to use a griddle. After weeks of just using the oven to bake the bread in a conventional fashion, I found this a nice needed twist on the process a well needed break from standard operating procedure. As I’ll discuss below, English Muffins are actually suprisingly simple to make. I thought it would be more difficult, but it wasn’t. So that was a big plus. On the other hand, although I liked the product, I was a little disppointed - I was hoping they would come out a lot lighter and airier than they turned out to be.

To see the rest of the post, and read up on how the other BBAers did (when they stream in), go here: