a large bowl pour in lukewarm ( 110F ) water. Add instant yeast, baking
soda and 2 cups of bread flour. Mix till smooth. Allow to sit for 5
minutes uncovered. In the meantime, add egg white into a separate bowl
and beat with an electric mixer. You want them to become stiff and
moist. Once the egg white have formed stiff peaks; add to dough batter.
Using a rubber spatula fold in egg whites till incorporated into the
batter. Start to add in the rest of the flour, a 1/4 cup at a time.
After the first 1/4 cup mix in salt. When the mixture becomes to hard to
mix in the bowl. Pour out onto a flat surface. Knead for about 5 to 6
minutes till it becomes smooth and silky. Add a little oil to a clean
bowl and place the dough into the bowl. Turn dough over till all sides
are very lightly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest till
double in bulk, about 1 hour. Afterwards, pour out onto a flat surface.
Press to release some of the air from the dough. Using a rolling pin
roll out to a 1/2 inch thick. Allow dough to rest for 3 minutes to
relax. Using a 3 inch cookie cutter, cut out circles. Place the cut out
pieces onto some cornmeal. When you have left over dough just gather
together and cut out a few more circles. Sprinkle the tops with more
cornmeal. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 45 minutes.
About 5 minutes before you are ready to cook the english muffins turn on
your griddle or fry pan to 350F or medium heat. Spray with a little oil
spray and once the griddle is hot. Place the muffins on and fry. If you
are using a fry pan you may only be able to fry 3-4 at a time. Fry on
one side for about 4 minutes. Then turn over and fry for another 4
minutes. Do this once more to a total of 16 minutes.