I wonder if you have had the same experience I did. Thomas' English Muffins were the only game in town and they were great fresh out of the toaster. Then maybe you tried a Thomas' Bagel. Guess what, it's horrible! It tastes like an English Muffin!
Well guess what? You don't have to buy Thomas', you can make your own. And they don't have that "Thomas'" flavor. In fact they are really, really good fresh. Basically, it is a bread started in the pan and finished in the oven, then fork split. The versions pictured here are from "The Bread Baker's Apprentice" but there are many recipes out there and of course, Emily is still experimenting.
This is the second batch that came out even better than the first!