This crumpet hack is a gamechanger!
Who doesn't love a hot crumpet? It's soft and crispy. It is also the perfect vehicle for butter and honey. A crumpet absorbs spreads in a way that regular bread just cannot compete with.
There are very few drawbacks, except they can be tricky to make. That's where your trusty pie maker comes in.
Thanks to a clever contribution from Delv on the Australia Kmart pie makers, recipes - tips & tricks Facebook page, you can have fresh crumpets every day!
Here's how it's done:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp dried yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 450 grams bakers flour
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup warm water
To begin, warm the milk slowly over a warm heat. Do not overheat or you will kill the yeast. Once lukewarm remove from the heat and add sugar and yeast. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Then, add flour, salt, cream of tartar. Mix thoroughly with an electronic mixer on a medium setting for 5 - 8 minutes.
Cover with plastic wrap and let the mixture stand for 1-2 hours until it has greatly increased in size. Remove the covering and add the baking soda and warm water. Mix on a medium speed for an additional 2 minutes. Then, sit the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
Image: Facebook/Delv Spencer
You can then separate out your batter, ready to make crumpets.
Delv says that she pre-heats her pie maker and fills each section "about 1/4 cup or 1cm deep as they rise as they cook".
They should take around five minutes to cook - pie maker lid open.
Delv also says that she purposefully slightly undercooks her large batch, "so we can toast them In the mornings" Genius!
Lead image: Facebook/ Delv Spencer
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