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Crumpets

#1 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 26th, 2020, 8:03 pm

For those of you wondering what will happen when bread shipments are reduced, and you are thinking of buying flour and yeast and baking your own, I have a solution. A delicious one. Crumpets.

Crumpets are English muffins for adults. Available in British specialty stores, they are amazingly delicious, will keep in the freezer for months.

The only thing is they take forever to crisp up, at least two full cycles of my toaster. Serve with just butter but their highest and best use, Crumpet Egg Benedict.
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#2 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 26th, 2020, 8:07 pm

Interesting...might have to try it
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#3 Post by Brandon R » March 27th, 2020, 8:29 am

I absolutely love crumpets. Why we don't make or buy them more often is beyond me. There's a great little shop down near the Pike Place Market called, appropriately, The Crumpet Shop that makes nice ones. I've never had crumpet Benedict, but it sounds AWESOME.
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#4 Post by Milton Hudson » March 29th, 2020, 11:27 am

I just found a recipe for them using sourdough discard. So i will likely attempt these tomorrow.

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#5 Post by Milton Hudson » March 30th, 2020, 6:26 am

And here are the crumpets
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#6 Post by Jay Miller » March 30th, 2020, 6:43 am

I'll see your crumpets and raise you some Wolferman's English muffins:

https://www.wolfermans.com/w/muffins-br ... sh-muffins


A friend introduced me to these a few years ago and they're really good. Better than my one experience with crumpets but I'm willing to believe that wasn't representative.
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#7 Post by Milton Hudson » March 30th, 2020, 9:38 am

The homemade crumpets were a hit with my daughter, she ate one at breakfast and then asked for another as a mid-morning snack.

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#8 Post by David Wright » March 30th, 2020, 10:45 am

Wolferman's don't have the right texture. They are basically just big, round pieces of bread. For decades Thomas's had nice irregular nooks and crannies, but a few year ago they were purchased by the Bimbo bakery group... and the bimbos ruined them.

Might have to find a recipe for crumpets.

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#9 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 31st, 2020, 12:31 pm

Milton Hudson wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 9:38 am
The homemade crumpets were a hit with my daughter, she ate one at breakfast and then asked for another as a mid-morning snack.
They look great.
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#10 Post by Tom Blach » April 1st, 2020, 2:13 pm

The great thing about crumpets here in England is that even in supermarkets that sell only terrible bread the crumpets are always good. Strangely, though, we don't have English muffins, they seem to be an American thing.

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#11 Post by Mark Golodetz » April 1st, 2020, 8:17 pm

They are American, and a poor relative of crumpets.
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#12 Post by Jason T » April 2nd, 2020, 5:22 am

For the uniniatiated, what's the actual difference between a crumpet and an English muffin?
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#13 Post by Milton Hudson » April 2nd, 2020, 5:59 am

Jason T wrote:
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For the uniniatiated, what's the actual difference between a crumpet and an English muffin?
Texture mostly, English muffins are much heavier and denser. Crumpets are lighter a bit more airy. The crumb of the muffin is grainier and a bit more coarse.

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#14 Post by Russell Faulkner » April 2nd, 2020, 6:23 am

Crumpets aren’t baked. They aren’t very similar at all.

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#15 Post by Jason T » April 2nd, 2020, 8:53 am

Thanks guys!
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#16 Post by Mark Golodetz » April 8th, 2020, 1:50 pm

Some updates:

Do not substitute crumpets for buns when you have a hamburger. Juices leach out and the crumpet gets soggy and nasty.

Crumpets need to be super crisp. Anything less is not good.

I tried a new combination today. Rubbed the crisped crumpet with a clove of raw garlic, then spread with cream cheese, tomatoes bathed in a few drops of olive oil and a little basil. Brilliant.

When I can get fresh mozzarella again, I think this combination with or without prosciutto will be even better.
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#17 Post by RichardFlack » April 8th, 2020, 2:05 pm

And don’t forget the marmite!

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#18 Post by Mark Golodetz » May 27th, 2020, 10:34 am

New update.
Please bow down to the new Crumpet king of NY. The Vermont company from whom I bought my crumpets for some insane reason does not ship crumpets in the Summer, in spite of them being pretty stable.

I am down to my last month, so I called the company on the packaging, and talked to a very nice couple, Lisa and George, will now be able to buy directly from them. If anyone else is looking for bulk sale crumpet purchases, pm me.
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