What Makes a Great English Muffin?

English Muffins have always been around to make that great tasting breakfast sandwich or even toasted with a little bit of honey on top! High quality English muffins are tender, chewy and moist with the toastedflavor of fermented and baked dough. Specifically, they are evenly baked, top and bottom, with an open crumb structure. If they are packaged pre-sliced, the muffins should split evenly. The aroma and flavorprofiles are baked, fermented yeast dough with toasted notes. The muffins are salty, sweet, and sourwith slight bitterness. They are tender to bite. They are moist and chewy, with slight cohesion and adhesion.

Tasting terms

  • flavor

    A combination of a food's basic taste and its accompanying aroma, flavor is the distinctive taste of a food or ingredient while it is in the mouth. Along with aroma, appearance, texture and taste, flavor is one of the five dimensions considered by ChefsBest Master Tasters. Example: Chocolate chip cookies should have a moderate chocolate flavor accompanied by a slightly lower level of complex dough flavor that includes egg, flour, vanilla and brown sugar notes.

  • aroma

    The smell that emanates from food. Along with appearance, texture, flavor and taste, aroma is one of the five dimensions used to evaluate a product. Example: Brownies should have an aroma that includes chocolate as well as egg, toasty and sweet notes.

  • sweet

    One of the basic tastes; often considered pleasing while exhibiting characteristics of sugar. Example: Honey, ripe fruits and syrup all have a pronounced sweet component.

  • sour

    One of the basic tastes; often considered sharp, tart and acidic. Example: Lemon juice, vinegar and fermented foods often have a strong sour component.