Crumpets are a delicious breakfast or tea-time treat. I first heard them mentioned while watching a British movie - and I wondered 'What are crumpets??' So, I looked up a recipe and suddenly we had a new favorite! Basically crumpets are a small, round yeast pankcake that goes perfectly with butter and honey!
So - here's how to.....
6 Tb dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water
3 t. sugar
1 c. warm milk
12 Tb butter melted, divided
3 c. flour
1 1/2 t. salt
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, let stand for 5 minutes. Add the milk, 3 Tb. butter and eggs, mix well. Add flour and salt, beat until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. (note - do not cover with a towel - the dough will stick to it like crazy! Plastic wrap would probably be better)
Ladle bater into each ring. Leave some room for it to rise. cook until bubbles begin to pop and the tope appears dry. Remove rings, turn crumpets and cook until stides are golden brown.
Serve warm or let cool on a wire rack and toast before serving.
Inside they are very soft and porous, so they are best split open and topped with butter and honey or jelly!