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I love English Crumpets and BJGourmet has sent us an excellent recipe for them... This is what she says about them...


Kitchenware and gourmet shops sell metal "English Muffin Rings" which you'll need to make this recipe. For those who are unfamiliar with Crumpets, they're similar to English Muffins, but not as thick and don't require splitting before toasting.

Crumpet tops are riddled with little open bubbles to hold the butter, jams and marmalades you slather them with, 8-)) This recipe makes 2 dozen.



CRUMPETS



4 c all-purpose flour

2 tbsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 tsp sugar

3 c lukewarm water

1 tsp active dry yeast



Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Dissolve yeast in water, add to dry ingredients, beat with a whisk until smooth. Set aside about 30 minutes to allow batter to form bubbles.

Crumpets can be cooked in a lightly greased frying pan or electric frypan; if using frypan, pre-heat to 270. Lightly grease the muffin-rings, place them in the frying pan to preheat.

When hot, ladle about 1/4 cup batter into each ring. Allow to cook over a low heat for approximately 10 minutes or until surface is covered with holes. Remove the rings. Cover the pan, and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the surface is dry and set.

Remove from the pan, cool on a wire rack. When cold, toast and serve with butter. They may be frozen.





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