Hi, my name is Jes, and I have an addiction.  No, it’s not alcohol or drugs or food (wait, that last one might be accurate).  Ok, I’ll confess, it’s River’s “I-Don’t-Have-Time-For-a-Yeast-Dough Whole Wheat English Muffin-ish Stove Top Buns.”  I’ve made them three times in one week (yes, I eat that much bread; yes, I know it’s probably not healthy), tweaked the recipe a bit for what’s easier for me, and I can’t stop thinking about them.  I mean, they’re SO easy and SO quick and SO deicious with apple butter and peanut butter swirled together on top.  They even make great buns for Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers.  I bet they’d make great personal pizzas too (anyone else do that with English Muffins back in the day or is that just me?).  The question remains, is there anything they can’t do?  You guys should go ahead and make them and report back to me on that one.

Dorian Gray, 8 months

Quick kitten interlude for Celine–isn’t she cute!?!  And does she still look like yours?  The cats that be are interested in finding out if a clone exists somewhere else.  (smile)

And without further ado, English Muffinish Buns!

English Muffinish Buns

adapted from Wing It Vegan

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oat bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 tbsp turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp oil

Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Combine the soy milk and water and heat them up to 110 degrees F. Add the oil to the soy milk and water. Stir the water mix into the dry mix.

Knead the dough in the bowl for a minute or two. Remember, we don’t have time for a yeast dough, so forget all the kneading. Let the dough rise for 30 minutes.

Spray a 10 inch sauté pan with cooking spray and turn the stove on medium-low. Take six chunks of dough and form them into balls. Flatten them to about an inch high and place them on the prepared sauté pan.

Cook covered for 15 minutes or until bottoms look brown. Gently flip each bun helping yourself with two forks and cook on low-medium uncovered for 5 to 10 more minutes until bottoms are brown.

Serve with Earth Balance or apple butter or your favorite topping!