Is that kinda like an english muffin with all of those nooks and crannies?
No, it's a crumpet :)
Wow. I never though that Baydog of all people would ask me a food question!They are similar, but a crumpet has more of a rubbery texture and an English muffin is more bread-like.Also a crumpet is smooth on the bottom with big holes on top, and you spread whatever you want on top. Whereas English muffins are smooth on both sides and you cut them in half before spreading stuff on them.I think the main difference in their manufacture is that crumpets are cooked soon after the yeast has been activated, whereas in English muffins they let the dough rise before cooking them. That's how you get the bigger holes and channels in the crumpets.Of course English muffins are known as muffins in Real English, and crumpets are known as pikelets in the part of England I come from.Clear?I had Marmite and melted cheese on my crumpets for lunch today. They were delicious, thank you for asking.
Did you ever think of having Branston pickle with those crumpets?Then maybe some Mcvities hobnobs and tea?
No. For some reason, I never feel like Branston Pickle goes with crumpets. But we are having Cornish Pasties for tea (which was Real English for dinner in the part of England I came from at the time I was growing up.)Clear?
...and my British grandma called French Toast 'eggy bread.'BTW, the sailing weather is somewhat similar down herehttp://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.php?station=fskm2&meas=wgst&uom=E&time_diff=-5&time_label=ESTStation FSKM2 is the Francis Scott Key bridge over the Patapsco River. Baltimore harbor is upstream of the bridge.Steve in Baltimore
.... and thought of Fitzbillies?Hot Cross Buns here.... not seasonal but BOGOF at Sainsburys.Funny how these things names change: I'd never seen what is called a muffin in America - very different from an English muffin.
And you're still having trouble spelling Connecticut.
I think I'm going to turn this into a food blog. I wrote a post last week about Ed Baird and Mommy Boats and got zero comments. Then I mention quahaugs and crumpets and all hell breaks loose.
That's no surprise...... but if this were a food blog, you might also have informed your readers what beverage it was that washed down your delicious crumpet?A Newport Storm, or maybe an Old Thumper?Remind us which states are still up for grabs (NH, CT and MA?)
No alcoholic beverage at lunch today, only coffee.So far I have beers for RI, VT and ME. I am still open for submissions from MA, CT and NH.
Ma = Harpoon IPA
Real crumpets.....oh where did you get them in the US? They really don't know how to make the properly.Of course the other "crumpet" for lunch also goes under the name of "a nooner"! ;)
kiwiyates - I hadn't heard the British slang usage of crumpet before.Just like Tillerman to throw us off the trail of his lusty thoughts by posting a double entendre.
I plead the fifth.
You should have been out there, Lord T. The water was rated "highly entertaining" up and down the coast. The gusts made it interesting. Or that's what we say when it feels like the mast is being hit with a hammer, but we're having fun anyway.