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Crumpets for breakfast

Hi,

I made these today - we had them for breakfast. My two-year-old made short work of them.



The recipe for crumpets is extremely simple:

Makes about 12
120g wholemeal flour
125g “halbweiss” (strong white) flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
330ml skimmed milk
7g sachet easy-blend yeast
butter for greasing

For cooking the crumpets you will need some kind of crumpet-sized round-shaped mould. I have some “rösti” rings that I got from a kitchen shop in Yorkshire. A wide cookie-cutter will do just as well.

Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and mix in the yeast, salt and sugar.

Heat the milk to lukewarm then make a well in the flour and pour the milk in.

Using a whisk, blend the milk and flour until smooth and there are no lumps.

Cover the bowl with a tea-towel and leave in a warm place for about 45-60 minutes by which time the batter will have doubled in size and there will be bubbles in it.

Grease the moulds really well, and place on a hot, heavy frying pan which is well greased. Into each ring place about 2 tablespoons of batter. Allow to cook gently for about 4-5 minutes after which bubbles which have formed on the top will burst giving the “traditional” crumpet look.

Using a tea-towel or other hand protection, flip the moulds over and use a thin knife to loosen the crumpets from the edges of the ring moulds, so they fall onto the surface of the pan. Let them cook inside the moulds for a few more minutes.

Put the cooked crumpets on a plate and keep warm in a 100 degree celcius oven while you cook the rest.

Make sure you clean and grease the rings in-between batches.

Before serving, put a small knob of butter on each crumpet.

Cheers,
Nick
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Re: Crumpets for breakfast

Thanks! They look fantastic. My small daughter thinks you can only get crumpets in Australia, so she will be very impressed!

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Re: Crumpets for breakfast

I have just had some UK ones for lunch but yours look far tastier

I am going to have a go at making them - thanks for posting!!
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Re: Crumpets for breakfast

Just found some large cookie cutters in Migros so am ready to go!
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Re: Crumpets for breakfast

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Before serving, put a small knob of butter on each crumpet.
Shouldn't that read large . Always loads of butter when I have crumpets.

I have only had the English shop bought ones. Yours look far tastier.
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Shouldn't that read large . Always loads of butter when I have crumpets.

I have only had the English shop bought ones. Yours look far tastier.
Ah, it isn't the size of your knob that counts; it's where on the crumpet you put it.

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Ah, it isn't the size of your knob that counts; it's where on the crumpet you put it.

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Re: Crumpets for breakfast

Hmm they look muy deliciosos hmmmmmmmm
Will try them for breakfast tomorrow

THanks!
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Re: Crumpets for breakfast

Inspiration for a Sunday brunch is just what I need right now!
Thanks for that, will try it out very soon.
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