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Have you ever tried making your own crumpets (English muffins)? These were delicious and simple, not to mention cost-effective. English muffins cost around $3.00 for 6. You can make 12 or more for less than a $1, and maximize the price crunch if you use your own freshly milled wheat – which is healthier also!
You will need a set of metal crumpet rings in order to make them round and high. The dough is almost stretchy as you scoop into the rings. It’s not a pourable batter. The metal rings act as an oven, when the crumpet starts to look a little dry, you remove the ring and flip. These are superior to store bought muffins!
Cinnamon Currant Crumpets
Makes 12 crumpets
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup dried currants
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. SAF yeast
1 1/2 cups soft white wheat flour
1 1/2 cups natural unbleached white flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 Tbsp. warm water
1. Heat together the water, milk and sugar. Do not boil the mixture.
2. Add the 1 1/2 c. wheat flour, and the yeast. Mix for about minute, until smooth, and sponge for at least 20 minutes, up to an hour (let sit and bubble).
3. Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 Tbsp. warm water plus the 1 1/2 c. unbleached white flour. Mix well, no flour lumps left, but don’t over beat.
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4. Heat a griddle on medium and butter the metal rings. Place the rings on the griddle for at least 5 minutes to heat up. Scoop your crumpet batter in about 1/3 to 1/2 full. Cook for until you see the sides slightly pulling away, about 5 minutes. Gently remove the ring and flip. Cook another 5 minutes until springy. We let ours cool, and then toasted them in the oven. Delicious!