What are nooks and crannies you ask? They are the most delightful holes that are commonly found on the inside of English Muffins. These holes hold gobs of butter and mounds of jam. I'm sure most of you know what I speak of.
Well, the first batch of sourdough English Muffins I made contained some whole wheat flour which I think attributed to their lack of nooks and crannies. A bit disappointing for a nooks and crannies lover like myself. They were delicious, don't get me wrong, but were missing that most important attribute of the perfect English Muffin.
So, I tried again. Yesterday I made another batch of muffins. I omitted the whole wheat flour this time and used bread flour instead. The result is another wonderful batch of homemade English Muffins, this time complete with nooks and crannies. Not as many as I'd prefer but they are definitely there. I'm quite pleased but will work to make the next batch even better. We have not quite achieved perfection but I will get there.
In the meantime, I have read that once you have homemade English Muffins, you will never, ever purchase them in the store again. I have to believe that is true. The difference is remarkable! I hope to continue making mine myself. It's well worth the extra effort!