It was a damp cool afternoon yesterday, and I suddenly heard a strange whirring noise coming from the kitchen.
Lady Magnon was surrounded by bags of baking ingredients, and was busy whizzing something in a bowl. "I'm making Crumpets for Tea" she said.
They were later toasted, smothered in butter, then served with a pleasant cup of Lapsang.
I wouldn't have a clue about how to make crumpets but they look like the real thing.ReplyDelete
I had to borrow the above picture; mine was fuzzy, but the Crumpets looked exactly the same.Delete
Ooh, lovely. Such decadence. Just the thing for a cool, damp afternoon.ReplyDelete
Such a good idea, and two left for this afternoon.Delete
Mmmm...crumpets! The UK weather has reverted to crumpet weather - it was ice cream last week!ReplyDelete
The same here, it's dull today, but then back to warm again.Delete
Look so good. I have to google it to see what it is.ReplyDelete
It's a classic English winter's afternoon snack, eaten with a cup of tea.Delete
Rumour has it around Brighton that you were always partial to a nice piece of crumpet and ultimately that is why you had to flee to France.ReplyDelete
Rumours of my appetite have been exaggerated (in the wrong direction).Delete
I have never eaten crumpets. My mother was always a scone person.ReplyDelete
I would have put good money on your being a Crumpet eater... it seems I would have lost.Delete
I tried one once and didn't particularly like the oozing butter and the crumpet had been toasted and I didn't like the greasy crispness.Delete
You're very hard to please.Delete
Perhaps it's because they were bought ones having just read through some of the comments.Delete
I thought they looked a bit " professional" shall we say, but I believe you that yours were as good! Not had one for ages, must see if OH can get some on his next shopping trip. Nice with lashings of butter and marmite! ( or honey)ReplyDelete
Just butter here. Actually Lady M's Crumpets did look very much like the above picture, we shall have one more each this afternoon.Delete
I wish we could buy them in the shops. I believe some shops do sell them in France.Delete
I think I have seen them in Intermarché. Or maybe it was muffins. I have certainly bought "English muffins" there and they have been perfectly ok.Delete
I've bought Muffins at Leclerc; they're very good too.Delete
I haven't had crumpets for ages, now I have to look for some when I go shopping, lolReplyDelete
I think she is wonderful making them from scratch, never made them my self.
When you live in England, you often forget what wonderful things are on offer. I count Crumpets amongst them.Delete
And Stilton, and Melton Mowbray pork pies - oh we do miss mini pork pies with hot water crust.Delete
MM Pork Pies are one of my real cravings. Every time a visitor arrives from the UK, they are instructed to bring one or two.Delete
I love a crumpet but rarely have them and have never made them. Because I have to put half a pound of butter on them, I avoid them ! I love a potato in its jacket but the same thing applies !!! XXXXReplyDelete
We only have unsalted butter, but they really should have salted; and lots of it.Delete
Do you have a little gadget that makes them?ReplyDelete
You're right about them being comfort food for cold wet days - they're also great for any other day.
We have special Crumpet Rings for cooking them; that's all.Delete
I dare not buy crumpets (have no idea how to make them) - eat one eat all six in the pack.ReplyDelete
They didn't sound too complicated. I know what you mean about a 6 pack!!Delete
We've just had the last two; cor indeed.Delete
Love crumpets but have never tried making them.ReplyDelete
One of the big hotels here serves a lovely "Tea" and one of the things they often have on the menu is a toasted crumpet served with honey from their own rooftop beehives! Yummy!
I don't think they're too difficult to make. The perfect accompaniment to a winter Tea.Delete
Once you've had freshly made crumpets you don't want shop bought ones!ReplyDelete
Apart from the splattered bits of mix on everything surrounding her mixing bowl.Delete
They were. The second day's ones even better than fresh.Delete
I hope you leaned way back in your chairs and let unhappy thoughts float away.ReplyDelete
We did indeed, although it didn't last long; just as long as the Crumpets.Delete
After looking at those delicious crumpets I looked up a recipe for gluten free ones and was all set to make some but then thought of all the butter and golden syrup I would be eating so have decided to forego them.ReplyDelete
You certainly need a lot of butter, they don't taste good without. Anyway, butter is good for you!Delete