Vegan English Muffins

Top a split English muffin half with diced bell peppers and shredded vegan cheese and then heat in the toaster oven until the cheese is melty. These make great mini-pizzas, too!

Serves: 18Hands-on: 50 minutesTotal: 3 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soymilk, warm (110°–115°F)
  • 1 cup water, warm (110°–115°F)
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2¼ tsp. active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 4 Tbsp. vegan margarine, melted but not hot
  • 6 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cornmeal

Directions

  • Combine soymilk and water in a large bowl. Add sugar and yeast, stirring to dissolve. Let stand 5–10 minutes. Stir in the margarine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 5 cups of flour and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the wet ingredients until a soft dough is formed, adding the remaining 1 cup of flour as needed so that dough is not sticky.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead just until dough becomes smooth and elastic. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, turning once to coat. Cover and allow to rise 1–1½ hours, or until doubled in size. Punch dough down a couple of times, then gently roll out to 1" thick.
  • With a lightly floured biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds. Place rounds on a baking sheet that has been dusted with cornmeal. Cover with a towel and let rise for another 30–40 minutes.
  • Preheat a lightly oiled griddle to 300°F. Place muffins on griddle and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook muffins for an additional 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.