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Re: Crumpets?

The picture on Martini104's post is a crumpet. Pikelet to Aussies is just a pancake, possibly a thick version. Quite different! Crumpets are great because of the holes, honey or Vegemite can ooze through them, much messier than a pikelet or pancake!

Some people I know say 'pancake' for the thin French crepe style, and 'pikelet' for the larger or smaller thicker ones. Crumpet is something else. From memory, from the time I made them, they had yeast in them and I am sure pancakes/pikelets don't.

I recall in England a few years back my aunt showing me a 'crumpet' which looked like a thick pancake to me.

Anyway, I don't really care - I'll eat any of them!!
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Re: Crumpets?

When I was a kid I rang up the telephone information and asked if they knew how many holes were in a crumpet!
I was thinking of making crumpets commercially. A good business maybe-get the Swiss hooked on crumpets!
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Re: Crumpets?

UPDATE:

While there is no official place where you can buy these suckers, I have been informed that there is an existing black market for the addicted.

I've contacted my dealer, hoping to score some next week. Don't ask me who he/she is, or where is he/she getting the supply from. I'm not a snitch, but I'll give you an update on the quality later. I just hope that I won't overdose...
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Re: Crumpets?

You only need to discover something better than crumpets, to forget them.

PS: Bet your first reaction is "nowhere in earth is there any better thing that crumpets". ; - )
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Old 15.01.2011, 15:18
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Re: Crumpets?

Another recipe for the die-hard crumpet fan:

http://www.food.com/recipe/old-fashi...ea-time-421076

(yeast is used as the rising agent)

... and I think best served with honey, although Golden Syrup is equally yummy (I found Golden Syrup once in Coop but never again...)


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Old 15.01.2011, 16:34
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UPDATE:

While there is no official place where you can buy these suckers, I have been informed that there is an existing black market for the addicted.

I've contacted my dealer, hoping to score some next week. Don't ask me who he/she is, or where is he/she getting the supply from. I'm not a snitch, but I'll give you an update on the quality later. I just hope that I won't overdose...
well I'm not your supplier but I do have a large stock of crumpets (Mothers Pride) in the freezer .. for all those travelling to the UK, they do freeze very well and last for months and months. I freeze them before sticking them in the suitcase and then pop them straight in the freezer when I get back home this end. I admit in summer, they may defrost in the case whilst travelling so technically I am freezing them twice, which obviously you should never do , but none of us have suffered any ill effects and travelling with them frozen/semi frozen means they don't squash/disintegrate so easily. A very worthwhile addition to the "stock up when next back home" shopping list ...

I have also made them using the Delia recipe mentioned above and the results are surprisingly good.
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Re: Crumpets?

I too have been searching high and low for Crumpets. We have moved from Hong Kong to Switzerland and I could find them in Hong Kong, but not here
Might have to try the recipe for these, but I can't imagine they taste better than the real deal!
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Hiba in Germany has them

So does Lidl
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Always wondered what the difference was between Crumpet and Pikelet, my nan always called them Pikelet no matter what

Whats the difference between Cob and Bap though?
I think pikelet might be a more northern name for them (my Mackem Nan always called them pikelets).

Cobs have a crusty crust, baps are soft.
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Old 23.01.2011, 12:34
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Re: Crumpets?

For those of you missing good ol' English foods, there is also this website:

http://www.britshop.ch

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Old 23.01.2011, 12:49
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Re: Crumpets?

Im surprised Coop doesnt sell them as the have a British Food section and I think they'll sell well.. pity...By the way, whats everyones favourite topping?

I only take mine with butter and honey Jam doesnt really work for me, or savoury like with marmite or vegemite (if you're Aussie).

Have to stop now my mouth's drooling..
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Butter. Cheddar Cheese. Marmite. All together. Its the only way.
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Re: Crumpets?

Yummy!! Crumpets! The more butter oozing through, the better. If you ever pop across the border to France, Carrefour do proper crumpets in packs of 6 (made in England no less!). They freeze brilliantly. I have just had crumpets for breakfast
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Old 22.02.2011, 11:14
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Yummy!! Crumpets! The more butter oozing through, the better. If you ever pop across the border to France,,,,,,,,,,,,,
if you are popping across the border to France from Lausanne go a few steps further and stop into Jim's
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Re: Crumpets?

Try them with Philadelphia cheese
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that's Amer'i'can you know.. you sure you're ok with that?
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your right, use Primula triangles instead
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That is exactly the way to eat them. I thought I was the only one
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Re: Crumpets?

I love this forum because of posts like this! I'd completely forgotten about crumpets! Will have to try out a recipe one of these days!

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Always wondered what the difference was between Crumpet and Pikelet, my nan always called them Pikelet no matter what

Whats the difference between Cob and Bap though?
This would be complete jibberish to any of my friends here... My mum calls them pikelets no matter what aswell. I always thought pikelet was just an old fashioned word for crumpet

Cob and bap... two words I haven't heard in LONG time!!

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I think pikelet might be a more northern name for them (my Mackem Nan always called them pikelets).

Cobs have a crusty crust, baps are soft.
Thanks for the info... now I know....


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