Comments On Article: The Simple Crumpet
I sometimes make a little flatbread from my sourdough starter, which is like a crumpet. It's very easy to make:
- 1 cup sourdough starter which has been fed the day/night before--it should be a thick batter, not a dough (otherwise it's hard to incorporate the soda quickly enough)
- 1 tsp baking soda
Because the two ingredients react to and neutralize each other, the crumpets/flatbreads are not sour like regular sourdough, and depending on the consistency of the starter itself, can be light and fluffy or a little more substantial .
Thank you for the recipe. Monday is my baking day but I'm all done for today. I think I will put these in my planning book for next week. I usually make crackers and a veggie spread for a snack/tea break in the afternoon, but crumpets will be a lovely new treat to put in the rotation!
Crumpets are served, hot and whole, as they are, traditionally with lots of butter on the top. The butter melts and fills up the crumpet holes- delicious!
You can add any topping you like. Cheese, jam, syrup are all good; as is Marmite (if you like it!). However, you can't beat lashings of butter which melts down and pools at the base of the crumpet or even onto the plate below. Not a snack for the fastidious!
They can be served at any time and are especially good as a tea time snack with plenty of hot tea (of course!).
I was so excited to see this article. I use a crumpet recipe from www.daringgourmet.com and have been happy with it. I started making crumpets within the past 6 months after finding out how delicious and easy they are. I had always been intimidated and had not tried them before but after reading a book on English sheep-herding, I found out the area of country my book talked about was where crumpets originated. So, I had to try them then.
They are a weekend treat. I serve mine with butter and homemade jam. I hope everyone gives them a try. I found my crumpet rings at the thrift store. Homemade English muffins are delicious too.
Oh wow this came out amazingly good!! I used my Einkorn flour and came out great, which recipes dont always come out this good. The only difference with the white Einkorn flour is that I sifted it first. Aboslutely delicious! thank you!
I just put a pad of butter and ate like an english muffin just better! Mine was like a cross between a pancake and an English muffin!
Happy Friday everyone! This week I decided to try my hand at sourdough crumpets as I was tending the sourdough and had been inspired by Grandma Donna's post. I do not have crumpet rings, so I used canning jar bands. I used a vintage electric griddle to control the cooking temperature. The main reason I chose to do this with the canning bands was to see if a) I could get by using the bands, and b) if I might want to buy crumpet rings.
They were absolutely delicious! However, they were quite thin since the canning bands aren't as tall as a crumpet ring. My ultimate decision was to NOT order new crumpet rings. I will say this is a big turn for me, I've often allowed myself whatever little kitchen cooking purchases I might want with the justification that I'll save money overall by making things from scratch. But this is the Great Depression study and I'm learning to make do and choose the zero money option. I did some research, however, and I plan to try making English muffins soon. Like crumpets, they are griddle baked, but I can cut the dough with the large biscuit cutter I already own.
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