Crumpets are spongy, mild flavored yeast cakes. They are made in the same way as muffins; only the paste is still softer, approaching batter in its consistency. Crumpets are usually eaten with butter and served with tea, but you can eat them any way you like.
- 3/4 oz. fresh yeast
- 1 egg
- 2 cups lukewarm milk
- pinch of salt
- 1 oz.butter
- 3-4 cups flour
Mix yeast with a little of the milk. Mix rest of milk with the butter and heat it to lukewarm. Beat the egg, and add egg, salt, and flour to the milk and butter; mix well. Add the yeast and mix well again. Cover the dough, keep in a warm place, and let rest for 15 min. Then shape the dough into 10-12 round balls and mould each in a ring (or round cookie cutter) 3-4 inches in diameter. Allow to rise for 15-20 min. Bake on a buttered tray at 400 degrees until light brown-- or, more traditionally, bake on a griddle (be sure to flip them over after a couple of minutes and do the other side). Split and serve with butter.
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