Sunday, March 25, 2012

Crumpets anyone?

Dan (my husband) and I went to Seattle for our honeymoon last year. I know Seattle might not be typical honeymoon location, but it was by far PERFECT for us :) If you have not been to Seattle yet...get plane tickets now! Its amazing there. Luckily, when we went last June, we hit amazing weather. The worst weather we had was maybe a few minutes of light drizzling. It was funny because we see people bust out their umbrella for the littlest rain...and us being from Arizona...well we just laughed and enjoyed the time we spent. Besides the most AMAZING scenery, we also enjoyed the most wonderful, delicious, tasty, awesome food that Seattle had to offer. One of our most FAVORITEST places to eat was this little crumpet shop where Pikes Place Market is located. This place had the most creative ways to serve crumpets. It was super delicious. I know it has been a year but I have been craving these off and on since. Today, I finally decided to give it a go :)
You can find the  recipe here:: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/crumpets/

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon butter and egg; mix well. Add flour and salt; beat until smooth. 

 
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. 

Brush griddle and 3-in. metal rings or open-topped metal cookie cutters with remaining butter. Place rings on griddle; heat over low heat. Pour 3 tablespoons of batter into each ring. Cook for 7 minutes or until bubbles begin to pop and the top appears dry.

 Remove rings. Turn crumpets; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until the second side is golden brown. 

Serve warm or let cool on a wire rack and toast before serving.
**When grocery shopping at Defalco's, we saw the brand of Ricotta cheese that the Seattle crumpet shop used. We also bought the preserves that the crumpet shop used when we were in Seattle. This is what is used  in the picture below**

SOOOOOO delish! Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. I have never had a crumpet before...Looks so good!!

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