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Gastro Gnome 22.02.2011 12:55

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Pikelets should be about 1cm or less thick whereas crumpets should be thicker.

Crumpets often have a steep side, which can be achieved using a ring. That's not normally used with pikelets.

When I get home I'll post pikelet and crumpet recipes for comparison.

hoslo 22.02.2011 13:10

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My Warburton Crumpets are in my freezer I bought a whole stack of them when I came back from UK. The Brit shop should sell them in their webshop but the expiry dates do tend to be quite short.

Whitters 22.02.2011 16:53

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Had some this morning from a recent trip to the UK...back in a couple of days for a work trip so will have to get some more, along with a few packets of hot cross buns (my absolute favourite!!!!)

Guest 22.08.2011 09:08

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There's a pack of six I bought from the Co-op labelled Toast Brotchen - Weizen (buns - wheat) which looks very much like crumpets. They're ready split and I popped the halves in the toaster for a minute or two. Very tasty slathered with salted butter while still warm. Mirabelle jam and St Agur cheese (not together!) are good with them too.

P.S. Just saw this Harry Toast Brotchen mentioned on page 2 or 3 of this thread. Still delicious though. :)

KeinFranzösisch 22.08.2011 09:11

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I saw Crumpets at Hieber Frische across the border in Germany.

RachaelS 04.03.2012 16:39

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After eating a Tesco's crumpet on a trip home over Xmas my Swiss boyfriend has been hooked on these things. We'd read the posts here after not being able to find any on offer near Zuri. The toast brotchen from the coop was good and great with a dippy egg but definitely a replacement for muffins rather than crumpets. Anyway he decided to have a go at making them and found it surprisingly easy. We followed the bbc food crumpet recipe and made big ones in a fairly small frying pan as we didn't have any rings. Its so fun to watch all the bubbles forming and they were super tasty, have a go!

Patheon9 04.03.2012 16:42

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Carrefour in Mulhouse....I always buy their entire stock when I go!

phdoofus 04.03.2012 17:35

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Originally Posted by RachaelS (Post 1503939)
. We followed the bbc food crumpet recipe and made big ones in a fairly small frying pan as we didn't have any rings.

If you don't want to invest in rings and if you want an appropriate sized crumpet, use a tuna fish can that's been opened on both ends.

strollingby 04.03.2012 17:48

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I too make my own after sever withdrawal symptoms. I use Delia Smith's recipe, no real reason why except it was straight forward and worked first time.nMaybe everyone know 's this but anyway just in case you don't - crumpets freeze really well so if making a big batch stick them in the freezer till you need them (usually around 4pm on a Sunday when it's raining :-). )

grumpygrapefruit 04.03.2012 18:08

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Crumpets are available in Zurich, at the Viadukt market. Animapompom brings them in freshly made every Thursday and they usually sell out by Saturday morning. Get in touch with me if you want some reserving and I'll pass on the request.

I agree with the above though, they are pretty easy to make yourself.

mttu 16.06.2013 19:56

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Thanks, I'll check out the Viadukt market - I've been looking for crumpets over here for months!

omtatsat 16.06.2013 19:59

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yes but are they authentic?
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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 1503996)
Crumpets are available in Zurich, at the Viadukt market. Animapompom brings them in freshly made every Thursday and they usually sell out by Saturday morning. Get in touch with me if you want some reserving and I'll pass on the request.

I agree with the above though, they are pretty easy to make yourself.


grumpygrapefruit 18.06.2013 15:06

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Originally Posted by mttu (Post 1905545)
Thanks, I'll check out the Viadukt market - I've been looking for crumpets over here for months!

We only stock crumpets (and hopefully soon English Muffins) during the winter I'm afraid.

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 1905546)
yes but are they authentic?

If you mean are they like Tesco value crumpets then no.

mttu 19.06.2013 01:34

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Ah that's a shame...Crumpets should be enjoyed all year round! My swiss girlfriend actually prefers the Sainsbury's Basics ones to Warburtons...

mirfield 19.06.2013 07:14

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Two of the forum's most awesome threads to keep you going

http://www.englishforum.ch/food-drin...breakfast.html
http://www.englishforum.ch/food-drin...-crumpets.html

Tea for Roo 19.06.2013 08:25

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I make my own crumpets. I bought crumpet rings from Lakeland in the UK (they deliver here:D) . I find it a slow process cooking them in rings so we invented cruffles. Crumpet mixture cooked in a waffle press. I can set the mixture and remove a pale cruffle for toasting later or let them cook a little longer to get them crunchy.

It also experimented with mixing chocolate powder and banana into crumpet mixture and baking them like muffins. We called these cruffins but according to hubby they were just WRONG. Me and the kids liked them, and it was a good way to make a low fat, low sugar cake for the kids.

Guest 19.06.2013 09:14

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Originally Posted by mttu (Post 1907439)
Ah that's a shame...Crumpets should be enjoyed all year round!

Damn right! I like my crumpet slightly dark on top, somewhat soft centred, and dripping so much they make me drool. And crumpets should be similar.

omtatsat 23.04.2017 16:19

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they look disgusting
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Originally Posted by Tea for Roo (Post 1907508)
I make my own crumpets. I bought crumpet rings from Lakeland in the UK (they deliver here:D) . I find it a slow process cooking them in rings so we invented cruffles. Crumpet mixture cooked in a waffle press. I can set the mixture and remove a pale cruffle for toasting later or let them cook a little longer to get them crunchy.

It also experimented with mixing chocolate powder and banana into crumpet mixture and baking them like muffins. We called these cruffins but according to hubby they were just WRONG. Me and the kids liked them, and it was a good way to make a low fat, low sugar cake for the kids.


grumpygrapefruit 23.04.2017 16:56

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2776017)
they look disgusting

You dug up a 4 year old thread to let us know that? What were you searching for? ;)

Lovesummer 02.01.2018 16:39

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Hello,

Does anyone know where one can get crumpets?

I got the cravings (well I had it for the last 7 years here but it just got serious :D) and I read in this old thread they were sold at Carrefour in Mulhouse - is this still the case or is there anywhere else in the northwest Switzerland or across the border in Germany that sells them?

Thanks in advance! :):)

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