Cool Gadgets to Make a Unique Meal
Crumpets are delicious bread-like cakes that aren’t often seen in America. This overlooked item deserves its place in the American breakfast and is quite simple to prepare, so we’re going to teach you how to make crumpets using some cool kitchen appliances. The batter needs time to rest and rise, so this recipe is a great weekend or brunch project.
Top it Off
An egg ring will be one of your go-to, cooking gadgets when making crumpets because they will give your creations that perfect disk shape. Of course, if you want some extra protein in your breakfast, use the same egg ring to make a round egg to go on top of your crumpet.
While crumpets take a little time to prepare, they are super easy to make and make a delicious breakfast! The result is a soft pillow of bread that tastes great smothered with butter and your favorite jam, my favorite flavor is pomegranate.
Equipment you will need:
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 level tsp salt
- 1 level tbsp dried yeast
- 1 level tsp granulated sugar
- 1 cup milk (you may need more)
- 6 tbsp cold water
One: Microwave the milk in a microwave safe measuring cup. It only needs to be warm, not hot. I heated up the milk in 30-second intervals and then went down to 15 seconds. You don’t want to rush the process and accidentally curdle the milk!
Two: Pour the milk into a bowl, stir in the water, then stir in the sugar and yeast. Put the bowl in a warm spot for 10-15 minutes until the yeast makes the mixture frothy.
Three: Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and make a well in the center. Pour the frothy yeast mixture into the flour well and whisk the mixture until it forms a smooth batter. If the batter is too thick, add a little more milk.
Four: Leave the bowl in a warm spot and cover with a towel. Let the batter rest for 45 minutes, where it should become light and frothy. Don’t stir the batter at any point.
Five: Heat a frying pan, one of the most useful and cooking gadgets you can’t have too many of, on low heat and add butter or grease. Grease your egg rings, they can be metal or silicone, and place them in the hot pan. Scoop the batter into the egg rings and cook for about 5 minutes. Look for tiny bubbles to appear and top and wait to turn the crumpets until the top has a lot of holes.
Six: When you see holes forming, take a knife and run it around the egg ring to release the crumpet. Carefully remove the ring from the crumpets, it will be hot! I used tongs to handle the rings. Turn the crumpet and cook it for only a minute on the second side. Re-grease the rings and pan for each batch of crumpets.
Seven: Butter your crumpets and serve with jelly or eggs. Either way is delicious!
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Recipe adapted from lovefoodies.com
- Jackie Miller