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The Key to Perfect English Muffins Is Rosemary and Tons of Butter

When topped with fried rosemary, fleur de sel, and a lovely smear of fat, these fresh-baked buttermilk English muffins are fluffy, doughy perfection.

by Munchies Staff
Aug 7 2016, 2:00pm

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Saturday and Sunday should be our time to rejuvenate our moods and reset our brains. And in theory, we do—by drinking copiously, sleeping in, and generally lazing around.

Yet come Monday, we tend to feel less bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and more like we've been hit over the head with a hammer made out of apathy. You are once again just a cog in the machine, and you have to wait five long days for another mid-morning Bloody Mary. That first day of the week is coming sooner than you think, and when it arrives someone won't have a case of the Mondays. We all will.

But here's a pro tip: Carbs help. Especially fresh-baked buttermilk English muffins smeared with copious amounts of butter. It's just a fact. These things are better than Prozac-laced espresso when it comes to an instant weekday mood boost.

They come courtesy of Michael Fiorelli—executive chef at Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach, California—and when topped with fried rosemary, fleur de sel, and a lovely smear of fat, they are fluffy, doughy perfection.

RECIPE: The Best English Muffins

Next time you find yourself coming down with a case of the Mondays, fear not—there's a prescription, and it's fresh outta your oven.