Homemade English muffins will become your new favorite breakfast bread of choice. Tender and chewy, with the perfect balance of nooks and crannies.

Remember this post? The post where I proclaim I spent gobs of hard earned cash on make-up. I don't blame you if you don't. It's been a month and posts tend to go stale quick, especially during the holidays. But in that post, I promised I was going to review some make-up on here and since then, I forgot to review anything. If I keep up this pace, we will be through the Sephora sample box in a year or so.

I have been using the products though, jotting down notes and trying to figure out which ones I like, so with its month long awaited review: Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara.

Urban Decay Mascaera Review \\ PassTheSushi.com

This mascara is smooth. Applies itself like butter smooth. Which is something someone who is make up handicapable, like myself, needs. I was initially worried as it made scratches and a pop coming out of the container, noises reminiscent to medieval torture devices, and after the three balls from the magic fairy stuff I had tried before, I wondered what I had gotten myself into. This mascara lifted and separated lashes beautifully though, leaving behind thin but full lashes and none of the chunky thick ones some other mascaras can leave behind. It washed off easily at night and I could (if I were to ever spend more money on mascara) see myself purchasing this.

And if these English muffins were available for sale, I'd buy them, too.

Sadly, they are not for sale, so you will have to bake a batch instead.

 Homemade English muffins will become your new favorite breakfast bread of choice. Tender and chewy, with the perfect balance of nooks and crannies. \\ PassTheSushi.com

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English Muffins

Homemade English muffins will become your new favorite breakfast bread of choice. Tender and chewy, with the perfect balance of nooks and crannies. \\ PassTheSushi.comfrom Ping's Pickings 

Ingredients:

  •  3 cups bread flour
  • ¾ cup AP flour
  • 3 ½ teas kosher salt
  • 2 ½ teas active dry yeast
  • ½ teas sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • ⅔ cup lukewarm milk
  • flour for dusting
  • cornmeal for dusting

Preparation:

In a large measuring cup, or small bowl, mix the yeast with ½ cup lukewarm water, and let stand until foamy at the top, about 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flours and salt, leaving a well in the center where the liquid will be poured. After the yeast has become active, pour yeast mixture and remaining liquid into the flour mixture.

Combine until the dough forms a sticky mixture. Knead for an additional 10 minutes, until the dough has become soft and elastic.

Form the dough into a ball and place in a large greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

After the first rise, punch down dough and knead for anther 5 minutes. Cover and rest for an additional 30 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dust with cornmeal.

On a clean work surface with a dough cutter, divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Place each portion onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with more cornmeal. Cover with a damp, not fuzzy, dish towel and let rise for 30 minutes longer.

Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place muffins in pan, working in batches to fit your skillet or griddle, and cook 10-12 minutes until the underside is a nice golden brown. Flip and cook for another 10-12 minutes. Continue until all muffins are cooked.

Split the muffins in half and toast. Serve with fresh jam or jelly, and butter. Enjoy!

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 Homemade English muffins will become your new favorite breakfast bread of choice. Tender and chewy, with the perfect balance of nooks and crannies. \\ PassTheSushi.com

35 Comments

  1. I love the quirky mascara/ English muffin combo. Breakfast and putting make-up on in the morning...goes together perfectly ...I guess as long as you don't try doing both at the same time!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Homemade english muffins?! Awesome!!

  3. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    After years of having Hubby say that he didn't really notice if I had foundation on and it messing with my face, I'm just a eyeliner and mascara girl. I don't know anything about Urban Decay as a company. No worries about any weirdness getting in my eyes from their stuff?

    The English muffins are amazing. We go through them so fast around here. If I had bread flour in the house, I'd be giving them a try today!

  4. Good to know about the mascara. I am pretty faithful to the diorshow mascara, but am always trying others just in case I can find one I like that is less expensive.

  5. These look lovely! I've never made english muffins myself, but now I want to. 🙂

  6. Holy yum! I've never seen homemade english muffins before. They look amazing! Definitely being added to the list of recipes I MUST try!

  7. amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Homemade English muffins are the best! YUM!

    I refuse to buy high-end mascara because I go through it so quickly. I may have mentioned it in your last mascara post but I swear by L'Oreal Voluminous. I try new ones every time someone puts out something new but I always go back to it.

  8. I'm totally handicapped in the makeup department. Mascara is the only thing I actually now how to apply lol. Nice review. English muffins look perfect they are on my list of things to make! I really want one now with coffee. 🙂

  9. Amy's Cooking Adventures says:

    These look awesome! Definitely makes me want to give it a try!

  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I'm gonna have to pay attention to your makeup reviews. I'm interested in finding new products and think it's especially hard to find a good mascara. Is urban decay only available at Sephora?

  11. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    I love English Muffins! I eat them almost every day for breakfast - I am going to have to try this for sure!

  12. kimberly (unrivaledkitch) says:

    I think I have to make these. Not just i'm going to but through it to the wind but really make them. Hopefully they'll look as awesome as yours do. Mascara kinda makes me want to eat English Muffins anyway lol. Love it 🙂

  13. Liz Marr, MS, RD @ Liz On Food says:

    Very pretty muffins! Finding the right mascara is almost as hard as getting photography right! Glad you succeeded at both.

  14. Liz Marr, MS, RD @ Liz On Food says:

    Very pretty muffins. Finding the right mascara is almost as hard as getting photography right. Glad you succeeded at both!

  15. Vicki @ WITK says:

    Yay mascara! Yay English muffins! What a well rounded post. Since I've got a realy job now, I should really invest some money into more mascara. I've been using clinique mascara for ages now, I need another option 🙂

  16. Fresh and Foodie says:

    Ohhh, nice. I never thought to make my own English muffins. Gotta try your recipe.

  17. What a nice surprise I had dropping in today. I'm so happy you tried this. Great pictures, as always.
    As for the make-up review, I can say I'm totally handicapped at that. I tend to rub my eyes a lot ... LOL! Look out folks ... a rabid mutant raccoon!

  18. Gerry @Foodness Gracious says:

    I can't comment much on the make up aspect though I did try a little when I was like 6, I think (didnt everyone?) but I do consider myself a bit of a specialist in the english muffin dept and these look awesome!
    Great job!!

  19. SharleneT says:

    Oh, wow, on the English muffin recipe. Definitely will try this (on those days when the sun doesn't shine, I have no problem using inside appliances, thankyouverymuch.) and will add this to my recipe file next to the English Muffin Breads. Thank you for sharing and have a great day. Do stop by when you can.

  20. Mi Vida en un Dulce says:

    I always wanted to make English muffins, my husband family is from England, so this could be a great surprise for him for breakfast.
    And thanks for the mascara review, I normaly have problems with my makeup, I'm nos to good, but as I can see, this one really works.

  21. such a lovely recipe! the english muffins look pretty good and the best part is that you can combine them with almost everything

  22. Dionne Baldwin says:

    OMG these English muffins look gorgeous and I am not exaggerating. Thanks for the mascara review I am not good at finding decent makeup...oddly Yannick is better at it than I am. 😀

  23. Jill @ MadAboutMacarons says:

    Saw your delicious muffins in Top9 - congratulations! - and had to check them out, since I adore them. What a giggle, at first reading about the mascara. Thanks for this fabulous surprise review. My tube of black gunge clunched together in the last few days and I've been going around with about 4 huge eye lashes on each side. Not a pretty sight from my side, either! So your post was meant to be. Suddenly muffins will never look the same again!

  24. Wow, perfect English muffins, Kita!!! Congrats on the Top 9!!!!

  25. these look fabulous! home made english muffins must taste amazing 🙂 congrats on top 9!

  26. Audra@The-Baker-Chick says:

    These look amazing Kita! It really is astounding to me how many of my favorite recipes can be make at home. These look chewy, crisp on the outside, and perfect. Great post!

  27. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out says:

    WOW these look great! I'm imagining fixing these and eating one all fresh and warm (instead of accepting that I am in a cold office with the snow falling outside my window).

  28. RavieNomNoms says:

    Congrats on the Top 9!! These look amazing and english muffins are by far my favorite thing to have instead of toast or a bagel. I have never tried to make them however, but I definitely should try!

  29. Debs @ The Spanish Wok says:

    I love english muffins, can't get decent ones in Spain though. May have to start making my own!!!

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