It doesn’t require many ingredients to get a muffin full of perfect nooks and crannies
On this episode of “Plateworthy,” chef Nyesha Arrington makes English muffins from scratch. While the ingredient list is pretty short, the techniques involved in order to achieve the main goal — a muffin with perfect pockets of nooks and crannies — requires some patience and finesse.
First, she blooms yeast in warm milk. Then she mixes it with AP flour, and kosher salt. “The dough should look kind of shaggy, you want this sort of shaggy style dough,” Arrington explains, “because that’s ultimately what will give us the best nooks and crannies.” She kneads the dough for eight to 10 minutes, pulling the dough away from her as she goes, which will help with, you guessed it, creating those pockets. She then lets the dough rest for 12 hours in the refrigerator.
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