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English muffin cutting? My mom is making English muffins in her spare time, and though they are wonderful they are a bit large (approximately cut 3.5 inches before rising). I am looking King Arthur Flour's website and found English muffin rings which might help; however, does anyone know how to use them? (I gathered that they are used on the griddle to cook them, but I can glean how to get the dough in them). Thank you for your patience on my silly yet important question...

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Last updated: Jan. 29, 2013 1:19 am
Posted: Jan. 28, 2013 3:20 pm
 
Answered by: SHORECOOK
Jan. 28, 2013 3:25 pm
Use like a cookie cutter.
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Sarahtea
Jan. 28, 2013 3:27 pm
I don't have experience with English muffins specifically, but this is what I do with biscuits, which I think are similar: If they are round, use a cup to cut them. (Just flip it upside down and push it into the dough). If they are hexagons, then cut them with a knife against a cutting board. It should be a series of parallel lines that will cut out all of the hexagons at once, rather than trying to outline each one.
 
Indiana Peggy
Jan. 28, 2013 3:48 pm
Sarahtea, I'm intrigued. Are you talking about cutting them like this cutter (http://www.amazon.com/Ateco-Stainless-Steel-Hexagon-Cutter/dp/B001BQXKQS/ref=pd_sim_k_3) would do, but you just do it with a knife? But not individually? How?
 
turtle
Jan. 28, 2013 5:36 pm
Check out Alton Brown's recipe. It's been on my "must make" list but haven't yet. He used tuna cans on the show. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/english-muffins-recipe/index.html
 
Mike Harvey, daPITA
Jan. 28, 2013 5:59 pm
The rings are not cutters but a measure for the dough and a template for size and shape consistancy. They can be used for crumpets, also, just pour the batter in. I use mine to hold fried eggs in place so they don't run too far.
 
sueb
Jan. 29, 2013 1:19 am
When making English muffins, I punch down the dough after the first rising. Then I pull off pieces, and shape into circles. I tend to make oat and rye muffins a little smaller than the whole wheat ones. I've never measured the size! Just try to make a consistent size.
 
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