Comments on English Muffin making experience
I just finished making the English Muffin recipe on the Sourdough Home site and have a few comments.
First of all, let me say how forgiving bread can be. I got distracted/ interrupted while mixing it up and did not put in the salt and baking soda. Luckily, I discovered it before I baked them. SO-dusted off the cornmeal,all the dough back in the bowl and I mixed up the baking soda and salt with a few tablespoons of water and put it all in the K5 with a little extra flour. They may be a little tougher but it seemed to work out. Another funny cooking memory!
My real comment, though, is a suggestion. I did use the wax paper dusted with cornmeal but did find that the muffin dough still stuck to the wax paper. I believe parchment paper may have worked better and also there needs to be a very generous amount of cornmeal layed down. So, next time I'll try and remember ALL the ingredients the first time I mix it up and I will try the parchment paper.
They still turned out yummy but not sour and with only a few holes. I hope the "hole situation" is remedied by adding the ingredients in the proper sequence next time.