Homemade crumpets..... or crumplelets!

If like me you have been up to your elbows in fruit harvesting and jam making.... then you need some homemade crumpets to accompany it all. Crumpets are Soooooo easy to make that I think everyone should have a go. Imagine making as many as you want, when you want, and them costing pennies. You could even afford to put an extra large dollop of butter on top.....

The ingredients are as follows
  • 1Lb Strong white flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 level teaspoons of easy blend yeast
  • 11 fl oz milk in a jug, then top up with another 11 fl oz hot water from the kettle to make a total of 22 fl oz
  • butter for greasing pan

Place all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and mix them up. Add the warm milk and water to this, gradually to form a nice batter.

Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour.

Heat the pan on a moderate heat. Place a nut of butter in your skillet then spoon in 3 dollops of the mix, leaving room between the little crumpety hills as shown. You are supposed to use crumpet rings but I dont have any so I call these crumplets......

As they cook through, open bubbles form on the surface. Once broken out all over the tops like a crumpet rash, flip them over, just a for a minute to cook the underside.

They should feel springy to the touch.

Pile them up on a plate..... either toast in the toaster or pop them in a tin till teatime.
Serve toasted, smothered in English butter,with a dollop of jam on top.

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