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bananafisch 20.08.2010 23:10

Crumpets?
 
Does anyone know where to get crumpets in Zurich? Got the cravings...please someone have merci on my soul!

A million thanks in advance!

Upthehatters2008 20.08.2010 23:20

Re: Crumpets?
 
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Originally Posted by bananafisch (Post 916139)
Does anyone know where to get crumpets in Zurich? Got the cravings...please someone have merci on my soul!

A million thanks in advance!

There is plenty of crumpet in Zurich :-)

grumpygrapefruit 20.08.2010 23:24

Re: Crumpets?
 
Loads of threads about crumpet, of all sorts, here on EF. search and ye shall find..... or look at the "similar threads" listed below.

20.08.2010 23:27

Re: Crumpets?
 
I am sure you will have to make your own, unless you can wait for a special delivery. The recipe looks easy to me,

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/c...-crumpets.html

bananafisch 22.08.2010 14:16

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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 916148)
Loads of threads about crumpet, of all sorts, here on EF. search and ye shall find..... or look at the "similar threads" listed below.

Yeah, lots of discussions and recipes. Not found any shops selling them, maybe it's my bad... Checked in Jelmoli and Globus, no luck. Closest I got was Sihl City Coop, where they were selling english muffins and bagels...no crumpet for me though...

Any chance that the British Cheese Center would extend its wonderful profile of cheeses, chutneys and crackers with the humble crumpet?:D ...have a another "C" in the repertoire...lol

...munching on some vegemite muffins for the meantime.

22.08.2010 14:47

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Coop has just started selling a product called Toastbrötchen made by the German company Harry-Brot GmbH. They are similar to what we have in the States called English Muffins which are based on crumpets.

http://www.harry-brot.de:9080/harry/...oe_neu_web.jpg

pamela16 22.08.2010 14:56

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Originally Posted by Ittigen (Post 916151)
I am sure you will have to make your own, unless you can wait for a special delivery. The recipe looks easy to me,

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/c...-crumpets.html

If you mean the type with the holes in (as in Oz, different to UK ones I believe) then yes, they are easy to make. I made them many moons ago.

Oldhand 22.08.2010 15:22

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Crumpets. A memory of childhood that I can't stand as an adult. Enid Blyton did a hell of a lot for crumpet sales.

maximum 23.08.2010 10:58

Re: Crumpets?
 
Excuse me in advance for this (probably:msnblush:) stupid question. I'm Dutch, so I never heard of it: what is a crumpet? I know muffins, bagels, but crumpets:confused:...

I mean: when people make so much effort to find them, they must be yummie? I wanna know!

TidakApa 23.08.2010 11:07

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Originally Posted by maximum (Post 917528)
Excuse me in advance for this (probably:msnblush:) stupid question. I'm Dutch, so I never heard of it: what is a crumpet? I know muffins, bagels, but crumpets:confused:...

I mean: when people make so much effort to find them, they must be yummie? I wanna know!

Crumpets are like a Pikelet but with thicker dough, and the bubbles are a lot bigger.
This results in a firmer base with a pourus top able to be filled with a seemingly bottomless supply of butter and your condiment of choice (Honey, Jam, or more Aussie - Vegemite).


......spose you want to know what a Pikelet is now?
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/5757/pikelets

Piv 23.08.2010 11:12

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Hi,

Try searching at Migros or CoOp for "blinis". You'll find them in the meat/fish fridge close to horseradish etc. They are not exactly what I'd call crumpets but when toasted and covered in salty butter, mmmm!

Cheers

Piv

martini104 23.08.2010 11:14

Re: Crumpets?
 
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Originally Posted by maximum (Post 917528)
Excuse me in advance for this (probably:msnblush:) stupid question. I'm Dutch, so I never heard of it: what is a crumpet? I know muffins, bagels, but crumpets:confused:...

I mean: when people make so much effort to find them, they must be yummie? I wanna know!

Attachment 18164

Yes - they are extremely yummy, unfortunately v. bad for the waistline, so only bought as a special treat when we visit the UK.

Can recommend the toast brötchen from Coop, we are all addicted to those now!! :msncrazy:

maximum 23.08.2010 12:06

Re: Crumpets?
 
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Originally Posted by billhardie (Post 917538)
Crumpets are like a Pikelet but with thicker dough, and the bubbles are a lot bigger.
This results in a firmer base with a pourus top able to be filled with a seemingly bottomless supply of butter and your condiment of choice (Honey, Jam, or more Aussie - Vegemite).


......spose you want to know what a Pikelet is now?
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/5757/pikelets

Well, Pikelets look like thick pancakes to me, while the pictures of the Crumpets look more like it is crunchy. Am I right?

noella 23.08.2010 12:21

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Originally Posted by Oldhand (Post 917030)
Crumpets. A memory of childhood that I can't stand as an adult. Enid Blyton did a hell of a lot for crumpet sales.


Me too remind me of Sunday afternoons and Songs of Praise!

perkyp 23.08.2010 12:51

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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?

Meisie 23.08.2010 12:57

Re: Crumpets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by maximum (Post 917624)
Well, Pikelets look like thick pancakes to me, while the pictures of the Crumpets look more like it is crunchy. Am I right?

I think crumpets are like thick pancakes too.. If you look at the link posted earlier in this thread (see below) then you will see how they are made.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ittigen (Post 916151)
I am sure you will have to make your own, unless you can wait for a special delivery. The recipe looks easy to me,

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/c...-crumpets.html


TidakApa 23.08.2010 13:00

Re: Crumpets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by maximum (Post 917624)
Well, Pikelets look like thick pancakes to me, while the pictures of the Crumpets look more like it is crunchy. Am I right?

Yeah, you are right.

Crumpets are crunchy because you 'toast' them after they are made.

Pikelets- just pour the mix onto a hot buttered pan, flip, serve with cream and jammmmmmmmmm......... ahhhhh !!! (I'm fatter for just thinking about that).

When a pikelet is first poured into the pan, it bubbles up and looks like a crumpet.

maximum 23.08.2010 22:53

Re: Crumpets?
 
So basically: a crumpet is a toasted pikelet... :msnnerd:

TidakApa 23.08.2010 22:56

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Originally Posted by maximum (Post 918492)
So basically: a crumpet is a toasted pikelet... :msnnerd:

Like a Pikelet fried only on one side..... and with a mix that thicker and heavier than a Pikelet.

23.08.2010 23:03

Re: Crumpets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by billhardie (Post 917538)
Crumpets are like a Pikelet but with thicker dough, and the bubbles are a lot bigger.
This results in a firmer base with a pourus top able to be filled with a seemingly bottomless supply of butter and your condiment of choice (Honey, Jam, or more Aussie - Vegemite).


......spose you want to know what a Pikelet is now?
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/5757/pikelets

and your self raising flour recipe:
http://www.englishforum.ch/food-drin...ing-flour.html


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