Claire Makes BA's Best English Muffins | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 23 March 2018
  • The dough will seem fairly wet when shaping into rounds, but the high hydration is key to forming those trademark nooks and crannies. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.

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  • Joe Hayward
    Joe Hayward  2 days back

    I cook in restaurants and I've always wondered how much cleaning these guys actually do at the end of the shift. Do y'all sweep and mop? Do you do all your own dishes? Everything always looks so incredibly spotless to the point that it makes me wonder if there's a hired out detailing crew or something.

    • norton snale
      norton snale  4 days back

      I don't wanna be crude, but I don't know what turns me on more, Claire or those pillowy, jiggly, muffins.

      • miakoa35652
        miakoa35652  6 days back

        I thought english muffins had semolina as the little dotty bits on the outside?

        • Tylor Miranda
          Tylor Miranda  7 days back

          Thanks Claire! I made my dough yesterday. Baking today. So excited! I substituted 1 1/2 C of whole wheat to see if I got a little more flavor, and I'm using semolina instead of the traditional corn.

          • Doc Moe
            Doc Moe  1 weeks back

            Do crumpets! With jam and clotted cream!

            • John Jerome Ojascastro
              John Jerome Ojascastro  1 weeks back

              looks like mangga't alamang in thumbnail

              • Cynical_Bear
                Cynical_Bear  2 weeks back

                the first 5 seconds is all I want in a woman

                • SCalSunshineGirl
                  SCalSunshineGirl  2 weeks back

                  I'd love to see Claire replicate Bay's English muffins!

                  • Richard Featherstone
                    Richard Featherstone  3 weeks back

                    If you're having burgers - use English muffins

                    • Dave Post
                      Dave Post  3 weeks back

                      It was really great until the part where you didn't toast them!

                      • Brody Smith
                        Brody Smith  4 weeks back

                        Scott and Claire love those nooks and crannies.

                        • stephen murphy
                          stephen murphy  1 months back

                          I put peanut butter and jelly on mine.

                          • TheM00ndawg
                            TheM00ndawg  1 months back

                            Not toasting them before you eat them... huh. That's really weirding me out.

                            • Saschia Dybdahl
                              Saschia Dybdahl  1 months back

                              Clair: left-handed, using a clearly right-handed spatula....I’m a horrible flipper, idk why.

                              • Josh Creter
                                Josh Creter  1 months back

                                10:45 "making something people think can only be store bought" - sounds like a terrific pitch for a series where a gourmet chef makes common snack foods...

                                • yarmolout
                                  yarmolout  1 months back

                                  More of crumpet mam myself

                                  • juicy2knife
                                    juicy2knife  2 months back

                                    me like claire :)

                                    • Faux Fox
                                      Faux Fox  2 months back


                                      • Meagan Wallwork
                                        Meagan Wallwork  2 months back

                                        Why are English muffins and American muffins called the same thing even though they're so different?

                                        • Miguel Ramirez
                                          Miguel Ramirez  2 months back

                                          Can she make Red Velvet pls

                                          • Emilio Madrigal
                                            Emilio Madrigal  2 months back

                                            Claire should study everything so she can teach everything she is soooo good and funny

                                            • Nyx Hypnos
                                              Nyx Hypnos  2 months back

                                              Jam and whipped cream, on a scone or muffin is the best

                                              • Engrish Muffin
                                                Engrish Muffin  2 months back


                                                • Ben
                                                  Ben  2 months back

                                                  In England.... muffins are muffins. No idea what they are.

                                                  • Terence M
                                                    Terence M  2 months back

                                                    i wouldn't mind putting a bit of jam on her muffins

                                                    • Terence M
                                                      Terence M  2 months back

                                                      Who is Ba? I see his/her name on so many of the test kitchen videos but i have never seen anyone on the show that they call Ba. Is that just the recipe maker?

                                                      • Beverly Reid
                                                        Beverly Reid  2 months back

                                                        I'd like to see Claire make crumpets. I'm a transplant Canadian to South Carolina and these are nowhere to be found.

                                                        • cgirl111
                                                          cgirl111  2 months back

                                                          Don't flour your table but misting your hands helps a lot. You can also mist the table to make things easier.

                                                          • Gabriela Ruiz
                                                            Gabriela Ruiz  2 months back

                                                            Have you made whole wheat sourdough english muffins?

                                                            • BubblewrapHighway
                                                              BubblewrapHighway  3 months back

                                                              6:27 week since you looked at me.

                                                              • Aunt Duddie
                                                                Aunt Duddie  3 months back

                                                                27,000th and this recipe is the best ever!

                                                                • Sweet Potato
                                                                  Sweet Potato  3 months back

                                                                  So basically the whole comment section is 10% people loving Brad or the cooking and 90% people loving Claire
                                                                  It's all you need to know

                                                                  • Major Kusanagi
                                                                    Major Kusanagi  3 months back

                                                                    Hello there, is it possible to use polenta to cover muffins?? thx a lot

                                                                    • Russell E Simonetta
                                                                      Russell E Simonetta  3 months back

                                                                      I,d be hovering and dive in .

                                                                      • Kalie Carroll
                                                                        Kalie Carroll  3 months back

                                                                        At the end the showcase clip my mouth started watering I loved that!!

                                                                        • Daylight Disinfectant
                                                                          Daylight Disinfectant  3 months back

                                                                          Step number 5,287,865: throw away mess and buy just as good Thomas’ .

                                                                          • CyanideScar
                                                                            CyanideScar  4 months back

                                                                            It's such a trip to see Brad and Vinny in the same video. I miss them together.

                                                                            • Marcus Farcus
                                                                              Marcus Farcus  4 months back

                                                                              Hmmm ... I always use milk powder in mine. I always find that my dough is too wet but going to try Claire’s method

                                                                              • Cucumbulous
                                                                                Cucumbulous  4 months back

                                                                                In England we just call them "muffins"

                                                                                • Niamh C
                                                                                  Niamh C  4 months back

                                                                                  I love that Claire thinks I have brunch parties

                                                                                  • Janani Siva
                                                                                    Janani Siva  4 months back

                                                                                    Will I kill my baking tray if use it as a griddle?

                                                                                    • Janani Siva
                                                                                      Janani Siva  4 months back

                                                                                      Can I use flour instead of cornmeal... i can’t cna o ?

                                                                                      • Stew L
                                                                                        Stew L  4 months back

                                                                                        Ari C lookalike.

                                                                                        • Maria Callous
                                                                                          Maria Callous  4 months back

                                                                                          so crazy, it's a fried bun. Why didn't I think of that? hmmmmm, Food Wishes is easier

                                                                                          • Brian D
                                                                                            Brian D  5 months back

                                                                                            Cool. Claire, do some Crumpets.

                                                                                            • Trent H
                                                                                              Trent H  5 months back

                                                                                              Id watch Claire cook for hours but no way would i spend 14 hours to make an english muffin ha

                                                                                              • dlampshade
                                                                                                dlampshade  5 months back

                                                                                                They always have such nice aprons-jealous

                                                                                                • swiskowski
                                                                                                  swiskowski  5 months back

                                                                                                  I’d eat Claire’s English muffin any day.