Basic crumpet

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Active dry yeast
OR 1 cake compressed yeast
¼ cup Water*
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Butter or margarine
1 cup Milk, scalded
1 Egg
3 cups All purpose flour

*Use very warm water (105-115 degrees for dry yeast, lukewarm (80-90 degree) for compressed yeast.

Sprinkle dry yeast or crumble cake yeast into water. Let stand for a few minutes; then stir until dissolved. Add sugar, salt, and butter to warm milk, stirring to dissolve; cool to lukewarm. Add egg, yeast mixture and flour and beat thoroughly. Let batter rise in warm place for 30 minutes; with spoon beat for 3 minutes.

Repeat rising and beating and then rising again.

Pour batter into greased 4 inch muffin rings on medium hot greased griddle (325 degrees on electric griddle) filling rings one third full.

Bake until well risen and browned on one side. Turn over, rings and all, and brown on other side (should take about 18 to 20 minutes) Remove, cool, split, and toast. Although crumpets are similar to English muffin, crumpets are softer in texture with surface holes appearing during the pan cooking; these holes enable the crumpet to absorb great quantities of butter.

Womans Day == Courtesy of Dale & Gail Shipp, Columbia Md. == Submitted By DALE SHIPP On 11-15-94

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