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Old 18.10.2007, 10:51
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Re: English Muffins?

Geez, sorry I didn't look for the most perfect picture of an English muffin I could find. I just went to google bilder and picked the first one. But yes, you're picture is far superior to mine and now, is making me hungry. Oh, I wanna English muffin.

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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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Old 18.10.2007, 10:55
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Geez, sorry I didn't look for the most perfect picture of an English muffin I could find. I just went to google bilder and picked the first one. But yes, you're picture is far superior to mine and now, is making me hungry. Oh, I wanna English muffin.
showing pictures like this is just plain evil!!! Now my schinken gipfeli looks somewhat lacking
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Old 18.10.2007, 11:01
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you're picture ... is making me hungry. Oh, I wanna English muffin.
Haha, I'm flying back to Blighty tonight and tomorrow morning I shall be breakfasting on the finest English muffins known to humanity
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Old 18.10.2007, 11:29
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Re: English Muffins?

I really miss crumpets dripping with salty anchor butter. I have made my own in the past, but they are nothing compared to even the cheapest own brand of crumpet
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Old 18.10.2007, 12:00
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Geez, sorry I didn't look for the most perfect picture of an English muffin I could find. I just went to google bilder and picked the first one. But yes, you're picture is far superior to mine and now, is making me hungry. Oh, I wanna English muffin.
Well I'm going to be making some this weekend, if they come out OK I'll bring some round to the next EF drinks meet!
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Anybody know where I can find English Muffins?
I tried Jemoli, Globus, and Coop. I thought I saw them somewhere along time ago but I'm coming up with nothing now...

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Aha, the ever evasive English Muffins. I have had sucess finding them in 3 places
1. At Neukauf a small supermarket, Waldshuterstrasse 17, Jestetten. Just over the border near Schaffhausen. They were pretty good and the most like English muffins.
2. At Aldi at Volkeswil, south end of Greifensee. These were really tasty dunkel brot. Not so traditional.
3. My local Coop, Wallisellen. These were also dunkel brot and had pumpernikel flavour.
My favorites were the ones from Aldi.
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Re: English Muffins?

English muffins are available in Cora in Evian and the Coop in Vevey
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Old 03.11.2007, 19:16
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Re: English Muffins?

I buy English muffins at Marktkauf just over the border in Germany in Weil am Rhein from Basel. They are golden toastie brand. Hope this helps I love them also.
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Old 03.11.2007, 21:48
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I prefer a piece of crumpet myself.
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Re: English Muffins?

We found English muffins in Divonne - can't remember the name of the supermarket but you turn left at a roundabout just before you get to the town itself, coming in from the Swiss side, and it's a couple of hundred metres down the road...make sure you check the customs regulations before you bring them back though, they're probably illegal in Switzerland!
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Re: English Muffins?

You can get them in Germany at "PLUS" white and wheat.
Go to www. plus.de for locations.
One right in Jestetten , that's on your way from Zuerich to Schaffhausen over the German side.
Also Edeka/ Neukauf Markt in Jestetten . There is also a very nice Edeka E - Center in Tiengen , open until 10pm, they have a very nice selection on international food, Indian, Greek, American and so on with fresh fish ( great tuna for sushi) , meat and cheese counters.
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Old 06.11.2007, 18:57
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Re: English Muffins?

I found english muffins at Aldi (near the bread)...they only have wheat, but it definitely curbed my craving!

cheers,

Kristina
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Old 06.11.2007, 20:21
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Re: English Muffins?

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I found english muffins at Aldi (near the bread)...they only have wheat, but it definitely curbed my craving!

cheers,

Kristina

but those are not the real deal....the ones at Plus are real English Muffins
but you are right...they curb the cravings if nothing better is on hand
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When its on the plate its Scone when it in your mouth its Scon.

(A joke for those who may have been living on the moon or Rapperwil and not heard it)


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Now I know I've been living here too long - first time I heard it !
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I really miss crumpets dripping with salty anchor butter. I have made my own in the past, but they are nothing compared to even the cheapest own brand of crumpet
Oooooh yes, but I prefer Lurpak! Crumpets beat muffins every time for me.
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Re: English Muffins?

They have them at the Familia in Waldshut, Germany. You can get there on the train (25 min) from Baden. The Familia is right behind the Burger King near the train station in Waldshut.
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Old 31.10.2008, 16:29
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Anybody know where I can find English Muffins?
I tried Jemoli, Globus, and Coop. I thought I saw them somewhere along time ago but I'm coming up with nothing now...

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JBean
Funny you should ask that question. After living here for over 20 years, my list of "things I have to buy in the US and bring back to Switzerland" has slowly dwindled as they one by one started becoming available in Switzerland (examples: cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, Tortilla chips...).

The last item that stubbornly refuses to appear here is English Muffins (I heard that this is an American invention, and that if you ask for English Muffins in England they won't know what you are talking about, or maybe they just call them "Muffins"?).

Anyway, no, I haven`t found them in Switzerland yet, but I stumbled upon them for the first time last week while shopping in Aldi, Germany, just over the border from Schaffhausen: they are called "Toastbrötchen", by "Mühlen Gold", and 2 English muffins, pre-sliced, come in individually wrapped plastic. Price: 0.59 Euro for 2 muffins (about .90 CHF). I bought 8 packs. I tried them out, pretty good, look and taste like English muffins, nice and crispy when toasted.
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Old 31.10.2008, 17:27
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Funny you should ask that question. After living here for over 20 years, my list of "things I have to buy in the US and bring back to Switzerland" has slowly dwindled as they one by one started becoming available in Switzerland (examples: cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, Tortilla chips...).

The last item that stubbornly refuses to appear here is English Muffins (I heard that this is an American invention, and that if you ask for English Muffins in England they won't know what you are talking about, or maybe they just call them "Muffins"?).

Anyway, no, I haven`t found them in Switzerland yet, but I stumbled upon them for the first time last week while shopping in Aldi, Germany, just over the border from Schaffhausen: they are called "Toastbrötchen", by "Mühlen Gold", and 2 English muffins, pre-sliced, come in individually wrapped plastic. Price: 0.59 Euro for 2 muffins (about .90 CHF). I bought 8 packs. I tried them out, pretty good, look and taste like English muffins, nice and crispy when toasted.
Correction: 0.59 Euros for 4 muffins, total 8 slices
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Re: English Muffins?

I must admit to not having missed real Crumpets in my 12+ years here.

But, all the talk has got me salivating !!

And, a "Crumpet" is NOT the same as an "English Muffin". The muffin is more bread like.

I'm not sure that the blessed Delia is the ultimate authority but here are her muffins:

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/e...s,1588,RC.html

and here is a different recipe for Crumpets:

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/h...s,1587,RC.html

"muffin the mule" anyone ?
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Old 01.11.2008, 00:13
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Re: English Muffins?

I've only ever eat English muffins in America. Crumpets are a lot nicer in my memory than what they taste in today's reality.
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