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Homemade Crumpets
  COOKING TIME

A couple of hours, but you are not actually working for more than 15 – 20 minutes

  MAKES

About 10 crumpets

  DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

  NUTRITION

Treat time – and boy, what a treat!

Homemade crumpets

Crumpets are an ancient pan bread, fried rather than baked. Full of holes they are perfect for holding lots of butter. In the USA, crumpets came over with the English, but somehow disappeared – but are now making a comeback!

 

In today’s podcast, Paul and Diana show you how easy it is to make your own, not to mention so much healthier!

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INGREDIENTS

150 g strong bread flour

 

150 g plain flour

 

300 ml milk at body temperature

 

1 teaspoon sugar

 

2 sachets of fast action yeast (7g sise)

 

170 ml warm water

 

1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate

 

1 teaspoon salt

Hinxton

The dough rising and getting more holes

Mixing the water

Mixing the water and bicarb

Mixing the water

Into the rings under moderate heat

The crumpets cooking

Crumpets cooking

PODCAST NOTES

Warm the milk with the sugar

 

Mix the flours and add the yeast – mixing in

 

Beat the milk into the flour and stretch the dough – take your time, about 3 minutes

 

Leave the dough to rise for about 35 minutes

 

Warm the water and add the salt and the bicarb

 

Gradually beat the water into the dough to make a batter, it should look like thick double (heavy) cream

 

Leave the beaten mixture to regain its bubbles – about 10 minutes

 

Fry in a ring under moderate heat – put about 1cm (1/2 inch) into each ring in an oiled pan

 

Cook for about 2 – 3 minutes per side

 

You can eat them straight away or warm them up later

 

Serve hot with butter

Homemade Crumpets

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