Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Nice bit of Crumpet!

Have you been watching the Hairy Bikers - The Mum knows best series? I have, and have really enjoyed it! Nothing posh, no fancy pretentious recipes just homemade no nonsense cooking!
This recipe comes from the series and its something that really caught my eye. Homemade crumpets, now every time I cook something like this my kids ask the same question.... WHY? Why would you do this when you can just go to the shops and buy them???!

This is why... fresh tasty crumpets, straight from the skillet, slathered with cold butter and eaten at the kitchen counter because that where we were standing when they were ready to eat, thats why!!!

These little beauties will be made again and again.... and I'm sure with a bit more practice they'll have more bubbles on top too! In fact, I have a tent full of teenagers who I'm sure would love another batch of these for breakfast.... I'm off to make some more....

9 comments:

chris said...

They look fab Julie. YUM

Chris

Belinda Wood said...

Ooh very nice bit of crumpet Julie! Almost as good as my buns!! xx

rachel said...

Right - you've inspired me now Julie! Despite my initial misgivings, I am going to try these...what did you use as the "crumpet rings"?

Tulip said...

Thanks guys.
Rachel - I don't have proper crumpet rings, so I used well greased pastry cutters.... it did mean all my crumpets were different sizes but that didn't matter.

I also did them without the rings and called them piklets!!!

Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream) said...

I've got the book and have bookmarked these - I love a nice buttery crumpet

Marie said...

Those crumpets look great Julie! I wonder where you could buy crumpet rings. I do have some metal rings that I got at lakeland several years ago. I wonder if they would work? I am going to try making my own soon, I promise! Yours have inspired me!

Tulip said...

Marie - Metal rings are exactly what you need. I'm going to invest in some soon as the pastry cutters were not ideal... the fluted edges made it difficult to get them out, especially when HOT!!!

Let me know what you think of them and no doubt you'll be posting photos... can't wait!!!

You too Rachel, I want to see photos when you've done yours too!

Heatherfeather said...

These look great! I have made crumpets before, but it has been too long since I made them again. I will have to try this recipe out and see if I prefer it to my old one. The ones in the shop sin London were so good, I never felt the need to make them at home - but now I am in the US and it isn't as easy to find good ones.

farawayme said...

I loved that series too. Am still wondering whether or not to get the book. I have made the pakoras from the series a few times and they are delicous!