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Old 20.08.2016, 23:49
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Yes, I'm aware that English muffins are American. Lidl is a grocery store?
I know that YOU know. I was try to avoid the rest of EF to start a muffin debat. but as you see my efforts were for nought....

Yes. Lidl is a grocery store. Aldi has them as well.
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Pikelets!

Muffins don't have holes in them...
No, pikelets are a small, fat pancake (sometimes called a scoth pancake), using a similar batter to normal pancakes.
Crumpets are made from a yeasted batter... hence the holes.
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I know that YOU know. I was try to avoid the rest of EF to start a muffin debat. but as you see my efforts were for nought....

Yes. Lidl is a grocery store. Aldi has them as well.
Haven't we had this discussion before, along with the great muffin-cupcake debate???
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Old 21.08.2016, 00:02
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No, pikelets are a small, fat pancake (sometimes called a scoth pancake), using a similar batter to normal pancakes.
Crumpets are made from a yeasted batter... hence the holes.
Hmn, my recipe uses yeast (one of the reasons I changed to scones), but according to this:
http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-d...rumpets-113577
Muffins are made with yeast, crumpets with baking soda, similar to pancakes which may or may not have bubble holes on the surface.
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Old 21.08.2016, 00:09
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Hmn, my recipe uses yeast (one of the reasons I changed to scones), but according to this:
http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-d...rumpets-113577
Muffins are made with yeast, crumpets with baking soda, similar to pancakes which may or may not have bubble holes on the surface.
Crumpets are definitely made with yeast too.
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Old 21.08.2016, 00:12
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Crumpets are definitely made with yeast too.
We need to get to the bottom of this. Think of the damage to future generations if the internet contains untruths.
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Re: Where to buy English muffins?

Hello, I'm new to this site, so forgive my directness, but I would be happy to send you some English Muffins from Toronto. If planed properly I believe they could be there before they go stale?

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Old 21.08.2016, 00:17
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Hello, I'm new to this site, so forgive my directness, but I would be happy to send you some English Muffins from Toronto. If planed properly I believe they could be there before they go stale?

Josh
Muffins, Crumpets and scones we can figure out ourselves. Send Cheesies. URGENT!
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Re: Where to buy English muffins?

Cheese can also be arranged!😀
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Cheesies that is!
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Cheese can also be arranged!��
We're doing alright for cheese here. Cheetos or Humpty Dumpty Cheesies, on the other hand...
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No, pikelets are a small, fat pancake (sometimes called a scoth pancake), using a similar batter to normal pancakes.
Crumpets are made from a yeasted batter... hence the holes.

I know crumpets have holes... I was responding to the comment about muffins having holes.

Pikelets are closer to crumpets than pancakes... just flatter...you have to let the mixture rise to get the holes. Scotch pancakes are smooth fat small pancakes. No holes. Very different .
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Old 23.08.2016, 12:49
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Re: Where to buy English muffins?

Mmmmmmm! Just made our own as I was so wanting some after the start of this thread.
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Mmmmmmm! Just made our own as I was so wanting some after the start of this thread.
Recipe?
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Old 23.08.2016, 13:01
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Recipe?
I will do the taste test first!
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Old 23.08.2016, 13:18
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Crumpets are like this. Neither cakey nor bready but rather unique in texture. Muffins are more bread like but with more holes.

Don't really drink coffee but wasn't impressed by anything I drank in North America and as for the tea !
Just to get absolutely technical about this, and having spent 15yrs as a crumpet packer, quality controller and chargehand, Belgianmum is correct. The department I worked in produced 150,000 - 180,000 crumpets per week. One part of the multi-level quality control, and a task I hated, was checking the number of holes per square inch of the crumpet surface. This was done at least once an hour, I had to put a pen mark in each hole within a plastic template, and there had to be between 15-28 holes per square inch.

Geek rant over

As for 'muffins', the item you guys seem to be refering to in this thread was the product we made by the name of English Breakfast Muffins. When it comes other bread roll products, it really depends which part of the UK you come from and the English cannot agree on the 'correct' terms. Bap, barm cake, bread roll, batch, bread cake, stotie, muffin, etc...all mean different things depending which town you're in.

http://www.itv.com/news/2013-12-04/i...cob-or-a-barm/
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No, pikelets are a small, fat pancake (sometimes called a scoth pancake), using a similar batter to normal pancakes.
Crumpets are made from a yeasted batter... hence the holes.
Pikelets have holes in them too, more similar in texture and appearance to crumpets than anything else, but much thinner. Scotch pancakes, sometimes called drop scones (but never 'scoth' ) are cooked on both sides, so are completely different from either.
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Old 23.08.2016, 13:23
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Re: Where to buy English muffins?

They are not 'muffins' but 'English muffins'. the 'English' is required.

Muffins are these:

http://www.oakrun.com/foodservice/muffins/
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They are not 'muffins' but 'English muffins'. the 'English' is required.

Muffins are these:

http://www.oakrun.com/foodservice/muffins/
Yes thank you, we're aware that the Americans have appropriated the word 'muffin' and applied it to an oversized cupcake, but I will not stand being told that I have to apply the term 'English' when referring to the real thing
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I will do the taste test first!
I need to modify the recipe. They tasted fine but the texture was not great, Imthink due to my having to add extra flour to make the dough workable. They are sourdough muffins using spelt (dinkel) flour and so when adapting from a wheat flour recipe the liquid/ flour ratio can be a bit hit and miss. I will post again when I have cracked it.
I am thinking of trying sourdough crumpets next and have even found a Christmas cake recipe that uses it too!
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