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Thomas english muffins.

Postby lou317 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm

Where has all the english FLAVOR gone with Thomas E M when I was younger the muffins had a unique taste that we all loved , now it is just a piece of white toast .
What birdbrain thought they could save the company 2 cents for each muffin they produced by eliminating ( ??? ) SOMETHING.
If one of the Englishmen on this board knows ........spill the beans.
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Re: Thomas english muffins.

Postby NCPaul » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:34 pm

These were my favorites:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alt ... pe-1953408

Are Bays' English muffins available to you?
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Re: Thomas english muffins.

Postby wheels » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:45 pm

Whilst I know about muffins, I can't tell you why the Thomas's ones are not good; although I note that Ruhlman says: "...Btw, if you’re buying English muffins, I highly recommend Bays English muffins, which are flavorful perfection; avoid the doughy, flavorless, but ubiquitous, Thomas’s." This quote links to his recipe for the type of muffin made with a pancake-like dough.

There's then those muffins with a lower water content. Here's examples from Jamie Oliver and Paul Hollywood:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/engl ... fins_56640

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bre ... h-muffins/

Given that this method of cooking bread pre-dates the common use of ovens (They were baked on a steel plate called a girdle over a fire) I would think that the recipe was fairly simple - more than likely flour, yeast, salt, water and maybe a little lard. The flour wouldn't have been anywhere near the same gluten content as modern varieties either.

Have a play with those recipes, hopefully one will fit the bill.

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Re: Thomas english muffins.

Postby lou317 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:01 pm

Are Bays' English muffins available to you?Are Bays' English muffins available to you?
sorry to say they are not ,might be on the trade tariff list
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Re: Thomas english muffins.

Postby wheels » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:31 pm

That would take the biscuit - importing English Muffins from Chicago! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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