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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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


TidakApa 23.08.2010 13:00

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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

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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

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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

pamela16 25.08.2010 16:20

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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!!

omtatsat 05.09.2010 15:06

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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!:msnnerd:

bananafisch 15.09.2010 16:50

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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...:msnsick:

ch1015 15.01.2011 14:52

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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". ; - )

robyn.oz 15.01.2011 15:18

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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...)

http://food.sndimg.com/img/recipes/4.../picShXP9v.jpg

ecb 15.01.2011 16:34

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Originally Posted by bananafisch (Post 945568)
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...:msnsick:

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 :rolleyes:, 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.

loz12 22.01.2011 10:18

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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 :msnsad:
Might have to try the recipe for these, but I can't imagine they taste better than the real deal!

memonge 22.01.2011 11:31

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Hiba in Germany has them

So does Lidl
:D

terramundi 22.01.2011 12:34

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Originally Posted by perkyp (Post 917684)
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.

Fallen Snowflake 23.01.2011 12:34

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

http://www.britshop.ch

:msngrin:

killy killy 23.01.2011 12:49

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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..:msntongue:

SwissPaul 23.01.2011 13:04

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Butter. Cheddar Cheese. Marmite. All together. Its the only way.

lemondrizzle 22.02.2011 11:10

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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 :D

grynch 22.02.2011 11:14

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Originally Posted by lemondrizzle (Post 1112294)
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

grumpygit 22.02.2011 11:16

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Try them with Philadelphia cheese :idea:

grynch 22.02.2011 11:17

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Originally Posted by grumpygit (Post 1112301)
Try them with Philadelphia cheese :idea:

that's Amer'i'can you know.. you sure you're ok with that?

grumpygit 22.02.2011 11:18

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your right, use Primula triangles instead

mimi1981 22.02.2011 11:28

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Originally Posted by SwissPaul (Post 1078401)
Butter. Cheddar Cheese. Marmite. All together. Its the only way.

That is exactly the way to eat them. I thought I was the only one :D

grynch 22.02.2011 11:29

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http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...EYXBLsYT8mPyHw

22.02.2011 12:00

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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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Originally Posted by perkyp (Post 917684)
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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Originally Posted by terramundi (Post 1077849)
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....


Thanks all!:msngrin:


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