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English Muffin Crunch

Little English muffins in jelly and butter flavor
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You've asked for it. Well, no one asked for it really, but now you can enjoy it. The great taste of English muffins for breakfast in a cereal, and somewhere we add marshmallows too.

It's crunchy because it is frosted with sugar that is in jelly and butter flavors.

sartep, May 08 2003

English Muffins from America (for po) http://www.foodrefe...englishmuffins.html
Available in Original, Sour Dough, Honey Wheat, Oat Bran and Cinnamon Raisin recipes. [jurist, Oct 05 2004]

(?) Proper muffins/crumpets. http://www.hwatson....baking/crumpets.htm
How to make them. [sufc, Oct 05 2004]

Thomas' English Muffins http://www.wholepop...s/othertoaster3.htm
A little bit o' history [funkychunky, Oct 05 2004]


       not sure I know what a muffin is. a crumpet/muffin is a soggy kind of rubbery nonsense with a waffled appearance on the top. grilled and spread with butter. oh we are a peculiar nation. <g>
po, May 08 2003

       As the author of the link points out, English Muffins are a requirement for Eggs Benedict, and now, apparently, for a cereal with marshmallows. Perhaps [sartep] meant Lucky Charms Irish Muffins Crunch. It's "magically delicious".
jurist, May 08 2003

       [po] English Muffins are a uniquely US thing. Nothing like them is sold here in the UK.
hippo, May 08 2003

       There's a bakery about 200 yards from where I live which makes these fresh every day. I have had a problem with crompet addiction for the last 15 years. Best toppings at the moment are grilled cheese or a little pate.
sufc, May 08 2003

       English Muffins, as made by Thomases using their "traditional" recipe, resemble nothing I've ever seen in the homeland.   

       sartep: given the success of Dunkin' Donuts, with their 147 flavors of donut, go fot it! Just don't ask me to buy any.
DrCurry, May 08 2003

       Mmmm...nooks & crannies!
funkychunky, May 08 2003

       I'm sorry for the confusion, I didn't realize how unique to the Americas they were. I thought they were just recognized under a different name over there. I stand by my idea because while crumpets are capable of being replicated in the United States clotted cream is not. So we will keep our English Muffins since they don't have to be kept to the authenticity of other British foods.   

       In the US, whipped butter and the compressed stuff in jars at gourmet food stores is passed off as clotted cream.
sartep, May 12 2003

       I like a man who stands by his muffins <g>
po, May 12 2003

sartep, May 12 2003

       Wouldn't the muffins instantly become soggy with the introduction of milk?
snarfyguy, May 12 2003

       Milk? Shirley this cereal is topped with melted butter.
Worldgineer, May 12 2003

       www.englishmuffin.co.uk That's the place to be.
dyexley, Nov 02 2003

       This is what Bay's says about it (http://www.bays.com/history/). I should note that this is one of the sites arrived at by following links off that site mentioned by dyexley.   

       The Story of English Muffins: A Victorian Tradition The English muffin has come a long way - culturally and geographically. Originally eaten by the "downstairs" servants in England's Victorian society, the English muffin surfaced and rose to prominence in Great Britain when members of all classes of society became aware of its goodness. The family baker made English muffins from leftover bread and biscuit dough scraps and mashed potatoes. He fried the batter on a hot griddle, creating light, crusty muffins for the servants. Once members of the "upstairs" family tasted these rich muffins, they began to request them for themselves - especially during teatime. As a result of the English muffin becoming the "most fancied" bread on the isle, English muffin factories sprang up all over England. Muffin men could be heard in the streets selling their muffins from wooden trays slung around their necks. For teatime in private homes and clubs, the English muffins would be split and toasted over an open fire and served in a covered sterling dish alongside tea. The prominence of the muffin men in English society was evident when "Oh, do you know the muffin man" became a popular children's nursery rhyme. The popularity of the English muffin reached its zenith in Great Britain during the years preceding World War I.   

       Frank Zappa would have loved this description, replete with muffin men.   

       Oh yeah, and btw, this idea probably would work in the U.S. It is much less work to pour cold cereal into a bowl, then milk on top of that, than it is to actually toast an english muffin (which you often have to split open first), and butter and jelly it. Definitely a winner.
Size_Mick, Nov 03 2003


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