The English Muffin-- Is it really a muffin, or just fancy toast?

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  1. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Screenwriter

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    I say it's just fancy toast. Muffins are baked and then served. English muffins are baked and then toasted, much like bread. Shouldn't we call it English Toast?




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  2. Rain

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    I think they fall more into the "bun" category.
     
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    Slow day at work, buddy? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jefferson

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    Seems more like toast, indeed....And i'm told they aren't really English...or not called that by the English at any rate. Rather like the French fry, I suppose. Now I'm hungry
     
  5. Matthew Chmiel

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    I think it falls more into the "toast" category too.
    Also, on the toast category, what about French toast? Shouldn't it be called French fried bread with eggs and butter cause you don't toast it, you fry it in a frying pan. [​IMG]
     
  6. Brian Kissinger

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    Here Here Matthew. I agree whole heartily. And while we are here, why don't we have American toast. We have Texas toast, but no American toast. Should I invent American toast, would the population of Texas adopt it as their own, or would they separate from the toast union?




    And just what do the English call the English Muffin? Do they just call it muffin? Do they even have them?
     
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    Has someone got comparison pictures? Over here we have muffins that are like cakes and ones that are like doughy hockey pucks...

    We don't distinguish between them.
     
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    I think we should call toast American Muffins [​IMG]
     
  9. Jefferson

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    We're talking about the flat doughy ones, not the cake ones.
    Yes, this is confusing.
    And Texas toast is similar to challah toast here in NY,
    and most French toast is indeed grilled. Then there's pancakes, that aren't really cakes exactly...
    Heck with it,
    I'm eating eggs![​IMG]
     
  10. Steve Christou

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    American muffin, English muffin, German muffin, you guys are really making me drool here, personally I can't make a toast without burning it, and I have a weakness for toasted French bread, mmmmm.[​IMG]
     
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    I like bagels. [​IMG]
     
  12. SteveGon

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    Actually, nothin' beats a good croissant! [​IMG]
     
  13. Patrick McCart

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    I think EMs belong in the biscuit category.

    I occasionally will have one for breakfast, but I prefer a cream cheese covered bagel, cinnamon toast (100% whole wheat bread...yum!), or buttermilk biscuits and gravy.

    Ironic it may be, I read this right after eating a nutri-grain bar. So much for traditions!
     
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    You people are making me hungry.

    Did you know Denny's has stopped serving biscuits? It pisses me off!
     

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