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Post by GB on 27th May 2011, 12:14 am

Does anyone have a good crumpet recipe and how to cook them? Have been hungry for them lately but every on line recipe I try turn out squadgy Evil or Very Mad

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Post by GB on 2nd December 2011, 1:01 pm

Really? No one makes their own crumpets in here? Wow Shocked

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Post by Adrian on 2nd December 2011, 1:29 pm

Never have, can't digest them

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Post by GB on 2nd December 2011, 2:37 pm

Adrian wrote:Never have, can't digest them



You have my utmost sympathy! I love em love em love em but cant buy them here and cant seem to find a recipe that gives me the proper taste/texture Sad

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Post by Dandelion on 2nd December 2011, 6:24 pm

I don't make them either (so I'm digressing here....) but when I was growing up in Cheltenham the bus stop in town was by Tilley's Crumpet bakery. You couldn't see in at ground level, but when you got on to the upstairs of the bus and looked into the bakery windows you could see all sorts of conveyor belts with crumpets on travelling in every direction!
I have a book which might have a recipe in - will look after tea.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 2nd December 2011, 8:22 pm

Good Lord, you're a 'Nam veteran, Dandelion? Me too.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 2nd December 2011, 8:29 pm

Next you'll be telling me you're an Old Patesian.

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Post by Dandelion on 3rd December 2011, 5:01 pm

Yup, but I destroyed my hat when I left school so I don't have the proof! (Oh, but I do have some embarrassing photos of me in my school uniform in an old school magazine. Plaits and all!!)
I'm interested that you didn't have me down for the Ladies College.....!!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 3rd December 2011, 8:34 pm

We went to the same school! How spooky is that?

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Post by Dandelion on 3rd December 2011, 10:36 pm

No, I went to the girls' school.....(but I did have friends at the boys' school)
And by the way, when I find the crumpet recipe I plan to segue neatly back to bakery!

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Post by GB on 3rd December 2011, 11:21 pm

Dandelion wrote:No, I went to the girls' school.....(but I did have friends at the boys' school)
And by the way, when I find the crumpet recipe I plan to segue neatly back to bakery!



I am enjoying the digression so take your time Laughing



Just gave myself minor heart failure with a piece of string in my pocket. It had fallen most of the way out and was just brushing my foot as I sat typing. Felt like a BIG spider! Do we have a heart attack emoticon yet? Laughing

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 4th December 2011, 10:50 am

Dandelion wrote:No, I went to the girls' school.....(

Yep, so did I. Next to the Art College. Mrs Moon was the Headmistress. In the sixth form boys who did Greek or Latin or RE at A' Level had to go to the girls' school. When I was there there were 3 boys, including me. Two of whom were devout Christians doing RE. And me. And 800 girls. It was a formative experience. In many ways.

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Post by Dandelion on 4th December 2011, 12:41 pm

What a coincidence! The first boys to come from the boys school arrived when I was in the first year of the sixth form. Mary M Moon was known as M to the power of three! I later did my foundation course at the art college up the road.

And crumpets..... recipe posted in the recipe thread

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Post by Dandelion on 4th December 2011, 12:51 pm

Oh - this is the recipe thread!

This is from a tatty cookbook which came from one of the big flour millers. I haven't tried it, but I haven't known any of the recipes from this book to fail.

8oz plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 pint warm milk
200ml (1/4 pint + 4 tablespoons) warm water
1. mix together the flour and salt
2. prepare the yeast liquid and add with remaining water to the flour
3. mix well then gradually beat in the milk to make a thick batter.
4.place bowl inside a large plastic bag and leave in a warm place for 3/4 - 1 hour
5. grease a number of cutters (about 7.5 cm in diameter) and place on a hot griddle.
6. Pour in the batter to a depth of 1 cm
7. cook until the crumpets are well risen and the tops are dry and covered with bubbles.
8. Remove the rings and turn the crumpets over.
9. cook for two minutes on the other side.

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Post by GB on 4th December 2011, 2:56 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:
Dandelion wrote:No, I went to the girls' school.....(

Yep, so did I. Next to the Art College. Mrs Moon was the Headmistress. In the sixth form boys who did Greek or Latin or RE at A' Level had to go to the girls' school. When I was there there were 3 boys, including me. Two of whom were devout Christians doing RE. And me. And 800 girls. It was a formative experience. In many ways.



I bet Shocked Laughing



Thanks for the recipe and the laugh Dandelion, your "Oh, this IS the recipe thread!" That was a laugh out loud moment:lol:

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