Living in New Zealand, store-bought crumpets quickly became a staple of our household. My son ate two buttered crumpets every single morning for breakfast. (Don't get me started on how good the butter is in NZ!)
|They're so popular overseas that they even have a mascot! |
3 Packages Active Dry Yeast
3/4 Cup Warm Water
3 Teaspoons Sugar
1 Cup Warm Milk
3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
Makes 25 Crumpets*
Mix the Yeast, Warm Water and Sugar in a glass bowl. Let the yeast "proof" (get foamy) for 5-10 minutes.
|...and After Proofing|
Cut 1/2 Tablespoon of butter and melt it on your griddle/frying pan at Medium-High Heat. Scoop out about 4 Tablespoons of batter and pour it on to your griddle for each crumpet. You can "eye" it up - pour enough batter to make the size of crumpet you'd like!
Cook the crumpets on one side until they bubble through and appear mostly dry on the tops. Then, flip them and cook for another 15 seconds. They should look like this:
|Not dry on top...|
|...and now ready to flip!|
|All ready to eat!|
Love them? Here's the best part - you can freeze them! I stack 7-8 crumpets in a freezer bag. To reheat, simply put them in the toaster! They're delicious and you can have them any time! Now if someone could just explain to me why there aren't crumpets for sale in every supermarket in the US...
*This recipe can be cut down, but trust me, you won't want to! Adapted from Carol Craig's Recipe on AllRecipes.com.
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Crumpets (Pantry Ingredients, about $2.50)
Total Fake-It Cost: $2.50 for 25 Crumpets
Compare to Mail Order Crumpets from Wolferman's: $21.95 for 4 Crumpets (Wow! You really have to miss/love crumpets to order those!)
Total Fake-It Savings: $134.69
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