|The view from the kitchen|
1 level tablespoon of dried yeast
1 level teaspoon of caster sugar
1 level teaspoon of salt
8oz (225g) plain flour
1 pint of milk
Metal egg rings. I know no one who frys their eggs in these, but they are cheap and they do a great job of crumpets, drop scones, mini pancakes, sweet waffles and all sorts, so just get some :). Use lots and lots of grease each time you fill them though, or you will end up is a right stuck.
Lashings of full fat butter - the real thing
Your favourite jam
This is what you do:
|Frothy batter ready to go|
Meanwhile sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the middle. When the yeast milk is ready, give it a quick stir and pour the whole lot into the well. Using a wooden spoon stir and whisk until you have a completely smooth batter. Cover with a tea towel and return to your warm place for about 45 minutes, by which time your batter should be light and frothy.
|Magic frying pan from Norway|
Using a large spoon and a fork, lift off the rings and turn the crumpets over. Cook the crumpets on the second side for about a minute.
Each time you cook a batch you need to regrease the pan and the rings, and heat the pan.
Serve with lashings of butter and jam. Smile - this is just about as good as a snack gets. :)
Enjoy Advent. Wait patiently.