Written by Dale Richardson - Updated: June 23, 2023
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We all know and love the man - not only is Paul Hollywood a national treasure, but he's an excellent baker. Perhaps you've been watching a bit too much Bake Off over the pandemic, or you're just eager to learn. One way or another, you came to the right place to learn how to bake the perfect English muffin. Paul Hollywood's muffins are fantastic - add a bit of flair to them and you'll be dreaming of them.
Keep reading to learn how to make Paul Hollywood's muffins with a tasty twist!
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Paul's recipe calls for the following:
Now without further ado, here's what to do!
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Now both of these are rather simple changes that can be used in a number of ways. We're going to do one sweet, one savoury, with a few suggestions for usage!
For a sweet muffin, you'll need:
You will be doing everything the same , with one major change. The night before you start your muffins, whip your butter, spices, and syrup together. Chill the butter, and cut into cubes once cold, allowing it to get back to room temperature directly before adding it . If it's too cold or hot, it will mess up the process.
Some people like to add walnuts, raisins, and other textural pieces, though I personally feel that an English muffin should be kept simple. These can be served in several ways:
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You're doing the same thing as above, but with a savoury mix of spices. Alternatively, you can add the spices directly to the flour, though I prefer making spiced butter. This lets you have more of the butter (if you double or triple the recipe) to use later down the line.
Spices such as cardamom, turmeric, star anise, saffron, and fennel are all great additions to this.
This is a fantastic way to add a bit of variety to an otherwise normal breakfast. Pair these with your savoury breakfast of choice, or go a bit wild and make a sandwich. My personal favourite is:
This is a simple recipe with which you can do a surprising amount. Paul Hollywood muffins themselves are soft and airy, with just enough chew to remind me of my nan's. They pair perfectly with a good jam and some butter, and will never disappoint. If you choose to use one of my twists, get creative! They can do so much to change a meal by simply adding a few basic ingredients.
The savoury herb butter is not only great in our muffins but when paired with countless other things, like potatoes or roasts - so keep it in your back pocket. I highly recommend messing about with your own spice blends and ratios, as spice is ultimately subjective.
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