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    Crumpet ........ how to knock 'em up.

    Four weeks returned from Albion and the last 2 of 18 Sainsburys crumpets were looking a bit lonely in the freezer and mighty sad at their imminent consumption.

    What to do , what to do ?

    Time to invade the kitchen and use up that bit of flour. A quick look at a few Youtube recipes and I'm thinking...:

    ' Thats looks easy ...... I can manage that '

    So ...first thing was to get the vital missing ingredient ....yeast , which was easily obtained in powdered form from the Mall for a few baht . This is what you go for :




    Doesn't say yeast in English but its written Thaiglish on the back. NOT to be confused with baking powder.

    Next the other ingredients which I already had




    Left to right :

    Salt
    Sugar
    Baking powder
    Milk
    Yeast
    Flour


    There seem to be differing opinions on how to proceed next vis the blending but here's how I went.

    1) Put about two mugfulls of flour into your mixing bowl.

    2) Add : 1 teaspoon of salt
    1 teaspoon of sugar
    1 heaped teaspoon of yeast

    Mix this lot together quickly then add about a mugfull of WARM MILK
    Doesn't have to be hot or boiling, just warm enough to activate the yeast

    As for the quantity of milk, I boiled up what looked to be sufficient plus a little extra just in case.

    3) Beat this mixture together until you get a consistency similar to what you would use to make pancakes. Not to thick, not too runny.




    Now cover this with a tea towel and leave to stand for 1 hour while the yeast does its stuff. When you come back in an hour after having made mad passionate love to your woman ( optional but recommended ) it should look like this :




    Sorry about the poor photo but my knees were a bit week.

    4) Now...... mix a heaped teaspoon of baking powder with a little WARM water and add to your mix. Now stir all this together again and leave to stand for about 20 minutes. After this time bubbles will be rising to the surface ( again )




    5) Now, grease a non stick pan a little and rub some butter around your rings to stop the mix sticking. Put the rings in the pan and add a good dollop of your mix to each ring. About a centimetre or more will be enough. This should all be over a LOW GAS.




    Helps to cover with a lid to help the heat get to the top of the mix and cook evenly.





    When the top of the crumpet sets a little, remove the crumpets from the ring, turn over and cook the top side.




    I actually got another pan going so that I could be doing the tops and starting the next two.





    And there you have. You've scored some cheap and tasty crumpet for a change.

    The first two looked like this .........








    And from those two mugfulls of flour I got 9 crumpets :





    Yes, only 8 here because the runt of the litter was divided in two for the judges verdict ( myself and Ms Bangyai )

    Her verdict were they were better than the sainsburys one and who am I to argue.

    Afternoon delight indeed :




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    You are a genius man, on first inspection they looked a bit dubious but the close up looks very good indeed
    What did you have on them, just butter, butter and jam or Syrup ?



    I have a delivery coming soon, they have made the list

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    The only time i tried to cook crumpets, i used the flat crispy/burnt discs as frisbees.
    Yours look a lot better.
    Cheers.

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    Nicely done.

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    They look excellent.

    I was home a few weeks ago enjoying Warburton's crumpets, just great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post

    ....., on first inspection they looked a bit dubious .....

    Yes....I thought so too at the time but they tasted fine, like the shop ones but slightly less rubbery. This was a first attempt. Next time out I think I'll put in a bit more suger and yeast plus an extra level teaspoon of baking powder ( bicarbonate of soda ) just to get the bubbles a bit bigger.

    This batch went into the freezer. I had a couple well toasted last night with butter and just the slightest bit of marmite. Velly nice indeed.

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    Great, thanks, been wondering about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    slightest bit of marmite.
    ruined!

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    I made some myself not so long ago. Same method, and they turned out lovely too. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    just the slightest bit of marmite
    All the vegemite Aussies will be out in force on this thread now you've mentioned that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang
    All the vegemite Aussies will be out in force
    Both of them.

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    Killer just really nice as you know being the chef.

    Now I know where we got the English Muffin. This one is not sourdough which are the best American kind. But all in all Banyai's look better.


    Add butter, jam or or both.

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    Not again.





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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    slightest bit of marmite.
    ruined!
    Well , you know how it is......jam is for poofs

    Usually just butter is fine ......... maybe a bit of cheese. Nothing to sweet for me but each to his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Killer just really nice as you know being the chef.

    Now I know where we got the English Muffin. This one is not sourdough which are the best American kind. But all in all Banyai's look better.


    Add butter, jam or or both.
    Being lazy, I only enter the kitchen if its an emergency ( breakfast not withstanding ) and because I can get muffins at McDonalds , and they are not too bad ( get behind me Satan ) I probably will never attempt to make my own.

    As Clint said :


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    yours just rock bangyai. Its that simple.

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    You took a much better pic than I did, bangers. But my effort was still delish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa View Post
    You took a much better pic than I did, bangers. But my effort was still delish.

    Nothing wrong with that Ben. A few days ago I would have been drooling with envy but I've got my own stash now so you can sleep easy without fear of a midnight prowler

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    I thought "crumpets," was a "Cricket term?"

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    Not a big fan of them, but didn't know how they're made. Sorted

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    Well done mate ! often wondered how the hell them things were made ,, jeez my waistline is gonna take a hit in Thailand when I get there ,, I'm addicted to them bloody things with Marmite .

    Green in the bin mate

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    BTW ,,, I want the truth now ,, when you toast em is your toaster set to past the number 1 on the dial ??

    Be honest cause if it aint there will be a red on the way ASAP !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    BTW ,,, I want the truth now ,, when you toast em is your toaster set to past the number 1 on the dial ??

    Be honest cause if it aint there will be a red on the way ASAP !
    Yes, crumpets don't burn easy so when I take a couple out of the freezer I pop them in a medium microwave for about 20 seconds first just to thaw them out.

    After that, in the toaster they go on a high setting. I guess that would be a number 5. At first I was worried they might burn so an alternative is to put them in at 3 , then when they pop out, if not done to your satisfaction pop them in at 2 again until they darken a bit.

    Had two for brekky yesterday with a bit of ham laid over each and a poached egg on top. Not too bad at all.

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    Well done mate ,, just keep an eye on that toaster dial after the wife's been near it !

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