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                           ENGLISH CRUMPETS - :)
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 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins                          Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  200       g            Strong white flour
    2 1/2   ml           Salt
    2 1/2   ml           Sugar
  100       ml           Milk
   10       ml           Dried yeast
    1       pn           Bicarb of Soda
                         Fat for frying
   English crumpets are delicious when spread hot with
   butter. The butter soaks into the crumpet and drips
   down your chin as you bite them:)
   Strong white flour is the type bakers use for bread
   dough.  High in gluten in makes a good risen batter or
   dough.  In England we have 'Crumpet Rings' which are
   metal, about 3 in diameter.  These are placed into a
   fry pan and act as moulds while the crumpet cooks.
   Crumpets can be anywhere between 2 and 5 in diameter.
   Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.  Gently
   warm the milk to just hand hot and sprinkle on the
   dried yeast.  Leave to stand for 10 or 15 minutes
   until frothy.  Add the yeast mix to flour and beat to
   a smooth batter.  Cover with a damp cloth and leave to
   stand in a warm place for 45 minutes, or the batter
   has doubled in size.  Dissolve the bicarb in 15ml of
   warm water and beat it into the batter.  Cover again
   and leave to stand for a further 20 minutes.  Place a
   3 inch metal pastry cutter into a hot greased fry pan.
   Pour in about table spoon of the batter to cover the
   base thinly. Cook until the top is set and the bubbles
   have burst. Remove it from the ring, turn the crumpet
   over and cook the other side for 2 or 3 minutes only.
   It should just colour slightly. Cool on a wire rack.
   Eat them now, or leave to go cold and toast them until
   brown on both sides. Spread with lots of good butter
   and enjoy:) From Ron’s Plaice in Blackpool:)
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