Last month I had the opportunity to speak at a Tea Talk about Real Food on a Budget and Meal Planning. I had no idea what kind of goodies would be served at the event, but I thought crumpets to go along with the tea would be positively perfect! And what are crumpets you say? Well, we here in the States know them as good old-fashioned English Muffins, and they are actually really easy to make. Here’s how to make English Muffins from scratch (it’s super easy- don’t be nervous!).
- 1 1/2 cup milk, slightly warmed
- 5g dried yeast
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 lb whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1tsp baking powder
- olive oil for your pan
- Combine warm milk with dried yeast and sugar, and let sit for a few minutes until the yeast is activated (bubbles and foams).
- Add yeasty liquid mixture to your flour in a mixer and blend together.
- Slowly add your warm water until you get a good thick cream type mixture (it should not be lumpy at all).
- Cover and store in a warm (not hot) location for about an hour or two. The mixture will rise a lot, so make sure you have plenty of room in your bowl for it to grow.
- Stir in your baking powder and salt, and now you are ready to cook your crumpets!
- Add oil to your pan that is on medium heat, and using canning lids, pour a little bit of the mixture into the lids that are in your pan (I used a cast iron pan).
- Cook for a couple of minutes until the tops start to bubble, and then flip over and cook for another minute or two.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool and then remove the crumpet (English Muffin) from the lid.
These turned out positively delicious and were perfect to serve with tea! And I especially love that making them myself means I can use organic and whole grains to make them. Healthy and delicious!
Have you tried this recipe? Tell how they turned out for you!