25 February 2011

English Crumpets





I can not even remember the last time I had a crumpet. I know I used to eat them as a little kid, but I some how completely forgot about then for the past like 10 years. How sad, but these little fluffy, yeasty things are back! Cooking them in the pan is pretty messy but worth it. I used round cookie cutters in different sizes, and even throughly spraying them, the batter totally stuck to it. I just ran a toothpick around the ring to help them get out, before quickly cooking the other side.








A tower of crumpets! 'Crump Tower'?


28 comments:

Serena said...

Absolutely lovely photos!

bitemythumb said...

Those's crumpets look absolutely delicious!
And your pictures are amazing! I look forward to making these myself.

lynne said...

Lovely photos!

Sabrine d'Aubergine said...

Love photos... and crumpets! And love your blog...
Sabrine

Monica said...

I love crumpets, yet it never occurred to me to make them myself. Your AMAZING photos and explanation make this look very doable. I had no idea they were pan fried. I'll be trying this soon.

Natalie said...

just found your blog, and i am so in love with your photos, your recipe cards, and the food! english crumpets, how perfect. i love british tea food and will have to make these.

Julie Marie said...

thank you for all your lovely comments. go crumpets!

shweta Sylvia jani said...

hi first time on your blog. Love the photos & crumpets. Have to try them soon : )

Alyssa said...

Julie, your blog has charmed its way into my heart. Seriously! I love your pictures (especially your pictures!), the recipes, and the general loveliness of your blog. Definitely my newfound favorite!

Carmen Eva said...

mm..i l'll like to cook this!

Linnea said...

Looks lovely

madhu said...

Oh my Julie I have not had them in years....we don't get them here. Used to buy them in England and loved the way the butter melts into the holes...mmm....definitely going to try making them. Thanks so much!

madhu said...

Oh and LOVE LOVE LOVE your pictures!

virginia said...

very impressive! i can't wait to try this recipe, i've always wondered what a crumpet was exactly.

Anonymous said...

You could use those egg rings to cook them in.

Ally said...

Pretty feast for the eyes.

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Marta said...

I just made it. Delicious!

Luyz said...

This looks delicious; and I think your pictures look worthy of any Martha Stewart book!
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Pitbuls said...

Wow- these are precious and absolutely amazing! Good work- can't wait to try them. :)
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A tavola insieme con...Daniela said...

Hi, i've been searching for a good crumpet recipe and yours looks delicious! must try!

Rebecca and Lori said...

Beautiful photos; those crumpets look amazing!!

Anonymous said...

I use Crisco (vegetable shortening) to grease my English Muffin rings and that helps with them not sticking!

Anonymous said...

My crumpets are doughy. I tried cooking at a lower temp. for longer and that didn't help. Any suggestions?

cookbooksforcompany said...

These look delicious! Thank you for the idea and the recipe. Definitely a plan for an upcoming weekend.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! Can anyone tell me if I HAVE to use powdered milk? Main reason is I would never use it again for anything else and just do not want to spend the money on a box of it. I'm wondering what the milk powder does? Thanks :)

Sanela Jakovljev said...

I was almost wondering, when do we put powdered milk and do we have to? Can we just stir some milk in the water??

B L Brown said...

If you're batter sticks to the cookie cutter, you might check out STARFRIT (GOOGLE IT) they make a non-stick crumpet pan that really works, it makes 7 at a time! I bought mine at Giant Tiger but I know lots of stores carry StarFrit gadgets - just look for a frying pan that has 7 round circles and two handles.

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem as someone else above. The batter seemed perfect but the crumpets didnt cook no matter how long I left them in the pan. Very doughy