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Monday, January 23, 2012

ENGLISH MUFFIN - REALLY!



Egg, Ham and Cheese Muffin - click to see recipe

English Muffin - click to see recipe


ENGLISH MUFFIN

I love this crispy English Muffin recipe. It is a take off of the one minute muffin (made with flax meal) on Lowcarfriends.com, but some of them have a sponge-like texture and this one does not.  This recipe was born the day I opened my refrigerator and found nothing to spread my Strawberry Jam on.  Try it – you will feel like you are cheating without a conscience.  I think it is some kind of breakthrough.  We love it!  Pictured are the toasted muffins with a poached egg, ham and hollandaise sauce; a substantial, tasty breakfast!  That is a regular-sized dinner plate, so we're looking at an English Muffin that is bigger than a regular English Muffin.  This is a bland English muffin, just like the original - you don't taste the cheese in it.

P.S.  I was really chuffed to find a review of the English Muffin by Ginny Larsen.  Ginny was one of the popular authors in volume 3 of Low-Carbing Among Friends.


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1 egg
1/tsp salt (0.5 mL)
3 tbsp Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (45 mL)
  page___
1/4 tsp baking powder (1 mL)
2 tbsp shredded Monterey Jack (30 mL)
  cheese

 In cereal bowl, beat egg and salt with fork.  Add Gluten-Free Bake Mix, page___ and baking powder.  Whisk in well with fork.  Stir in Monterey Jack cheese until well combined.

Nuke 1 minute and 10 seconds.  Immediately loosen sides and invert muffin.  Using a good, serrated bread knife, slice horizontally in two.  Set an ordinary toaster to the last setting and toast.  If desired, toast it one more time after that as well (maybe not for the full length of time - depends).

Helpful Hints:  The muffin should be dry when inverted; i.e. no wet, soft spots in the center.  My microwave oven is a powerful one and runs hot, so your times may differ depending on the strength of your microwave oven.  This bread-like muffin may be used toasted for a variety of sandwiches or as a toasted bun for hamburgers.  What is neat about this recipe is that it is ready in a jiffy.  It doesn’t come more convenient than that!  It is bland like an English muffin (have you ever had one not toasted?), therefore, great toasted and buttered with sugar free preserves or a little honey and shredded cheese to go with a cup of tea or coffee any time of day. Yummy!  Essentially, it is "bread" in a jiffy for busy people.

I have also tried it with Pepper Jack Cheese in an Egg McMuffin.  I used it in the muffin and also on top.

Yield:  1 serving
1 English Muffin
223.2 calories
13.1 g protein
16.0 g fat
5.2 g carbs

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

This sauce is useful for serving over poached eggs, asparagus, green beans or fish.

3 egg yolks
1 tbsp lemon juice (22 mL)
1/2 cup butter (125 mL)

In double boiler over hot water (not boiling), whisk eggs and lemon juice.  Add one third of butter, whisk constantly until melted; repeat with remaining butter.  Remove from heat as mixture thickens and is completely heated.

Helpful Hint:  Some people make this sauce in a blender.  Pioneer Woman has a neat way of making it.  Check out her blog for step-by-step instructions for this sauce made in a blender.  You might want to make half her recipe as hers is substantial.

Yield: 2/3 cup (150 mL)
1 tbsp (15 mL) per serving
99.6 calories
0.9 g protein
10.7 g fat
0.2 g carbs




19 comments:

Lizzy said...

Oh, gosh, a cheesy English muffin? Love it! And thanks for your sweet words of condolence, my friend.

RVcook said...

I LOVE this idea. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

You cannot really taste the cheese though. :) I am so sorry about your aunt.

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, Donna. :) Hugs!

Ann said...

How cool is this? I think it's wonderful to have a gluten free option for things like this!

Loving Low Carb said...

Oh my goodness - I LOVE eggs Benedict. Am going to have this on the weekend!

Jennifer said...

Cool. :) Hope you enjoy it.

Carolyn said...

It really looks wonderful and like a perfect base for eggs benedict!

Jennifer said...

It's good, Carolyn - you're right, works well for that purpose.

Kelly the Happy Texan said...

This is just beautiful, Jennifer. I love your recipes!

Jennifer said...

Hi, found you blog after some clicks on Pinterest. Please what is the name of the book with the Gluten Free mix. Is it your book that was launched 11/11/11?

Thanks,
Jennifer

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Kelly. ((HUGS))

Jennifer said...

Yes, it is that book, Jennifer. Low-Carbing Among Friends is the name and you can see it at the top RHS of my blog to find the link to our website. Thank you SO much for your interest.

Jennifer said...

Thanks! Order placed! SO Excited!

Jennifer said...

Smiles. Thanks! I hope you love it!

Lauren said...

My goodness Jennifer, these look fabulous! You and your bread creations never cease to amaze me. How do they compare to some of the other buns you've made?

Jennifer said...

Hi Lauren - this one is not a bun. :) It's an English muffin-type thing and we love it for breakfast. It toasts well, is bland and has little holes in it for the butter and honey or runny egg or whatever.

Anonymous said...

Been using this recipe with cream cheese and smoked salmon daughter missed bagels. recent experiment was a stuffed french toast bagel with strawberry cream cheese.... excellent
Make the muffin/bagel
dredge in 1 egg mixed well with tbs splenda and 1/4 tsp cinnamon fry in butter

Jennifer said...

That sounds amazing! Clever! I'm going to have to try your recipe soon. Thank you! :)