Thursday, October 22, 2009




I have been on a losing streak lately with baking. My focaccia, for example, came out like one big cracker -- tasty, but chewy, and nothing I would share with anyone.

But today's English muffins were spot on. They were easy to make, they did what the recipe said they would, and they taste really nice!

I used Clotilde's English muffin recipe on her Chocolate and Zucchini blog, a recipe adapted from Peter Reinhart's book, the Bread Baker's Apprentice. I've been trying to make some of his recipes, and I just don't seem to have the knack. Whatever the problem, I appreciate that Clotilde's version does work for me.

So my advice to struggling bakers -- or you who struggle with
anything -- is: keep trying, look for other ways to do what you're trying to do, and enjoy the process.

Tonight I am enjoying the fruits of my labor. Oh, yum . . .
 hot buttered muffins!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm. Looks delicious. I always wondered what the secret was to getting those nooks and crannies English muffins are so famous for.