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Old 17.10.2007, 17:43
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Re: English Muffins?

Please go ahead and post those directions. I'd love to know.

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My husband just discoved English muffins here a few weeks ago. We live in Basel, and close to the border in Germany there is a big grocery store (name is something with "Frischecenter") that offers several types of English muffins. If you're interested, I could give you directions.

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Old 17.10.2007, 17:49
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Re: English Muffins?

English muffins now come with blueberries in the states.

I have rarely eaten a muffin that did not contain fruit.


I would imagine that that wierd food section in the basement of the English Orell Füssli may have them. It has betty crocker and "Brown Sauce" whatever that is. Makes this American shiver!

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Re: English Muffins?

You can buy muffin mix from http://www.myexpatshop.com
Looks a bit like flour really......!?
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Re: English Muffins?

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I have heard that there is a good supplier on Drury Lane.

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Re: English Muffins?

Who ?

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*clears throat for big punchline*....

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You can buy muffin mix from http://www.myexpatshop.com
Looks a bit like flour really......!?
....and a little dried yeast sugar and salt is what Delias recipe says. But the pre-mixed stuff probably also has loads of nasties too. They're the easiest thing in the world to make and quicker and cheaper than driving to the supermarket.
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I cant go through with it. Its not you, its me. Im just not good enough. Perhaps we could just be friends ? Ill get you a taxi.

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Re: English Muffins?

English muffins aren't muffins.



English muffin




Other type/fruity muffin

Same name, totally different thing.

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English muffins now come with blueberries in the states.

I have rarely eaten a muffin that did not contain fruit.


I would imagine that that wierd food section in the basement of the English Orell Füssli may have them. It has betty crocker and "Brown Sauce" whatever that is. Makes this American shiver!

(note:sarcasm!!)
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Old 17.10.2007, 18:53
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Re: English Muffins?

I love a good, nice, warm, toasted English Muffin for breakfast.

Going to Texas for a week in November, anybody have any orders? I will have to ship a few boxes via LH Cargo ... one more box won't break the bank.
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Re: English Muffins?

I think you will find plain muffins predate the US fruit mutation that has attempted to hijack the term.

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Re: English Muffins?

hmmm, just got back from a visit to the UK, scoffed down as many english muffins and malt loaf as I could. Actually I like the ones with currants or cheese best.
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Re: English Muffins?

Any of the Hieber's stores carry English muffins. I live in Basel and have purchased them at the Grenzach and Lorrach stores on several occasions.If that is a problem to get to, I am sure I could send a pack in the post somehow!
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Re: English Muffins?

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English muffins aren't muffins.



English muffin
Looks more like a fruitless toasted teacake to me. Now I know what you're talking about...
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Looks more like a fruitless toasted
I agree - Chems Muffin doesn't look like a real English Muffin - more like a plain teacake. This is what an English Muffin should look like. It should be really chewy and the added butter after grilling should drip down your chin....


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Re: English Muffins?

Glad that the talk is on English muffins to eat and not on English "muffin tops"
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Re: English Muffins?

It's in Grenzach, address is

Im Gleusen 2
39639 Grenzach-Wyhlen

The store name is Hieber (as someone on the board has pointed out by now). Here's a link to the store website:

http://www.hieber.de/core.php?dat=Y2...JlbnRJRD05MQ==
They have the store locations under the tag "Märkte".
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Re: English Muffins?

I have found English Muffins in both Carrefour in France (Ile de Napolean just off motorway to Mulhouse - nearest to Basel) and also in the supermarket at Familiacenter in German Rheinfelden and MarktKauf just across the border into Germany at Weil-am-Rhein where I know many expat Baseler's go but must admit I hate that store!

Never in Switzerland though.

Interestingly the French ones are better - both are labeled as English muffins though In Carrefour you can also get a wholemeal option.. though I stick to traditional white for these.

Susanna
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Old 17.10.2007, 23:28
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Re: English Muffins?

I prefer a piece of crumpet myself.
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I prefer a piece of crumpet myself.
Don't we all?
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