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BS: Crumpets - bought or made?

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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: robomatic
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 10:35 PM

Can you use buttermilk in crumpets?

How about cornmeal?


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 07:16 PM

enjoy having grapes all year long without a heavy carbon footprint

Get then out of the freezer just before you are planning to eat them, let them soften a bit, then yum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Donuel
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 03:17 PM

Americans don't eat frozen grapes. Frozen fruit yes, but not grapes?
I'm gonna try it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Jos
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 07:29 AM

My dictionary says that 'barm' is the froth on fermenting beer.
So it's yeast - presumably the yeast is used to make the barm cakes.

(And it says 'barmy' originally meant frothy.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: JHW
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 05:46 AM

Bread Buns as I'd call them are called Barm Cakes (in Lancashire I think) Never known why.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 05:44 AM

well said!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Jul 21 - 03:35 AM

Well the UK ain't barmy right now. Just the politicians


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 07:40 AM

JHW, I suspect that what you might call hot and claggy weather is just a balmy day here and what I would call extremely chilly weather here is just a balmy day for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 07:38 AM

Jos, I have one of those gadgets. Mine is the absolute basic cheap version, bottom of the range but it works well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Jos
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 07:30 AM

You can get a simple gadget for removing stones from cherries and olives, so you could de-stone the cherries before freezing them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 06:43 AM

frozen grapes really need to be eaten frozen, they get soggy when they melt, tho as frozen cherries have pips, I needed to wait a bit to eat them.

When it's grape season, you could trying freezing some for next year, if you have a large enough freezer.

keep cool if at all possible

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: JHW
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 05:49 AM

No temperate zone in the UK just now. Far too hot and claggy.
If I had some grapes I'd eat them unfrozen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 05:06 AM

Yes Jos, I think you could be right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Jos
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 01:37 AM

For Helen, on the meaning of "veggies":

"Subject: RE: Did Elvis ever sing any folk songs?
From: GUEST,Rossey - PM
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 03:55 PM

One you may not here very often, Elvis did also record a completely tasteless version of 'Old Macdonald'. The king talks meat, or rather sings about it. Probably the worst song of his film career. Truly awful. Veggies beware."

I don't know where in the world Rossey lives, but I con't think the "Veggies beware" is directed at carrots and onions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 07:46 AM

Sandra, a couple of years ago I bought an appliance from Aldi called a frozen treat maker. It looks a bit like a juicer but the mechanism is different. I freeze chopped up bits of fruit and push it through the treat maker and it makes the fruit into something resembling ice cream but a hundred times better. Frozen cherries or blueberries or strawberries are my favourite but I've used lemon or grapefruit or rockmelon or banana.

I've been craving some lately but this darned cold weather is not conducive for eating ice cream-ish treats. Any day with a temperature less than 10 deg C/50 deg F is too cold for me. Ahh, the joy of living in a temperate zone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 07:10 AM

I use my freezer a lot, & sometimes find interesting stuff at the bottom when looking for dinner protein - a recent find was a yummy lamb chop - use by 2017! It was delicious in my soup.

With lunch I had some cherries I'd frozen at the end of cherry season. YUM. I also froze the last lot of grapes I bought. Now our supermarkets have have USA grapes & Mexican cherries, but I don't buy them.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 06:10 AM

”Freezing crumpets good idea. Never thought. Slice new loaf of bread and in freezer so crumpets would be fine.”

Confirmed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: JHW
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 06:05 AM

Freezing crumpets good idea. Never thought. Slice new loaf of bread and in freezer so crumpets would be fine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 06:30 AM

Oh dear Steve, you're quite right! They're packed in little groups of three, so six or nine is correct. (Wishful thinking - maybe an extra one after husband has eaten the last?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: JHW
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 05:45 AM

I note above a lament over crumpet shortage. Always a problem


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: BobL
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 04:06 AM

The Protein Leverage Hypothesis puts forward a possible reason why UPF is fattening. Although it suggests to me that crumpets will be less fattening if cheese-topped.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 05:57 PM

You may be on a different planet out there in East Anglia, Eliza, but yer in Cornwall there is no Warburtons "packet of ten." It's six or it's nine!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 02:56 PM

Jos, here in Oz I hear vegetarians referred to as 'vegos', but 'veggies' are vegetables. I live a couple of hours north of Sandra.

The UPF experiment doesn't surprise me. Another good reason to make my own crumpets??!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Jos
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 09:39 AM

Sandra in Sydney, when I see or hear 'veg' (pronounced 'vedge') I know it means vegetables.
But in my world, 'veggies' are vegetarians. Some soup!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Jos
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 09:35 AM

Eliza, there was something on the radio a couple of days ago about diet and "UPF", which means "ultra-processed food".

They said there was an experiment where one group of people was fed a diet of supermarket packet food and the other group a diet with the same amount of fat and sugar and salt and suchlike, but freshly made with proper fresh ingredients. The ones on a proper diet didn't get fat and some even lost a bit of weight but the ones eating supermarket packet food all put on weight.

The way to tell the difference is to read the labels on the food packets and if there is a long list of chemicals and things you've never heard of, that means it is UPF and IT WILL MAKE YOU FAT.

I will look at the crumpet packet next time and read the ingredients, but meanwhile you can carry on with the butter and cream and milk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 08:35 AM

Hahaaagh Steve, my mother often sent me for a packet of 'Doctor White's'. I used to wonder who this mysterious doctor might be, and why he couldn't do his own shopping.
I'm rather chuffed you and I like the same make of crumpets. I had no idea about the Tory link. Political crumpets eh?
We get a packet of ten, and it's a bit of a competition, "Who can eat the most?" before the thing is empty.
I love cream, butter and whole milk as well as crumpets. A little idea has started to form in my head. Could this be why I'm rather ... er...plump(ish)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 06:31 AM

Steve, living on my own, I keep crumpets in the freezer. I defrost them a bit in microwave, then toast them. YUM

Must be time for dinner, to start veggies boiling to make my normal soupy stew = veggies + some protein - salmon/crumbed fish/vegi-burgers/lamb/chicken/other, depending on what I find in the freezer

Protein is either in the soup or on a plate. Served in a bowl & eaten with a spoon.

Plus crumpets!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 06:02 AM

Warburtons for me every time (even though the company is or was a Tory party donor...). Warburtons has been around all my life. When I were a little lad my mum regularly sent me to the corner shop for a thin-sliced loaf (for butties), a Warburton's "Toastie Loaf" and a packet of "towels" (it took me a couple of decades to work out why I'd always seemed to have dried meself with the same old towels and never saw the new ones...). An extremely annoying thing about Warburtons crumpets is that the numbers in the packs (six or nine) are never right for me and Mrs Steve, as she has two crumpets to my three. So a nine-pack is one crumpet short for two doses of crumpets and a six-pack has one too many for a single dose. I've been known to buy both a nine-pack AND a six-pack, which gives us three correct doses of crumpets, but that has two disadvantages, first, it's rarely an economical way of buying crumpets and second, it commits you to a lot of crumpet-eating in a short time. Or is that not a disadvantage...


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: JHW
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 05:36 AM

Never considered making any. Once in a while am tempted by and buy a pack.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 14 Jul 21 - 04:38 PM

Well BobL, you definitely couldn't set-and-forget the crumpets in the breadmaker because you have to add the tepid water, bicarb soda and salt after the batter has been left to rise for an hour, and then leave it for another 20 minutes. You could do the first part of the process, i.e. make the dough and let it rise by setting the breadmaker timer to start maybe two or three hours before you plan to eat breakfast and then add the bicarb etc and wait 20 minutes for it to do its magic, then cook the bread either in the machine or in the oven - or just use the batter to cook the crumpets in a pan.

The only advantage that I can see is that when the first batter has to be stirred the breadmaker could do the hard work of stirring the batter. Paul Hollywood's recipe instructions say:

"Using a wooden spoon, beat the mixture until you have a smooth batter. This will take 3–4 minutes and is **hard work** [my asterixes added] because the mixture is stiff, but it is essential to develop the protein strength in the batter and will ensure the crumpets develop their characteristic holes as they cook."

Note: I posted the link to Paul H's recipe in this thread on 22 May 21 - 08:20 PM.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: BobL
Date: 14 Jul 21 - 03:19 AM

Wonder if crumpet loaf would work in a breadmaker? Set up the previous evening with its timer running.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 07:42 PM

love & hugs back, Eliza.

Mr Red, that crumpet loaf is definitely the best thing since sliced bread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 05:46 PM

Mr Red, that crumpet loaf texture looks a lot like the crumpets I made.

I keep saying I'm going to make them again but it means getting up a couple of hours before breakfast. Maybe I could make them in the middle of the day instead. Arvo tea, anyone?


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 03:16 PM

Saw this in a shop in Marple, Cheshire (Yes I now, G Manchester but not in my book, OK?)

Sliced Crumpet Loaf

The best thing since sliced bread?


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 12:57 PM

Sandra, I absolutely love you!!!!! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 12:26 PM

Others may disagree but, once in a while, I find St Agur melts in nicely. Not for me, but mum likes a Seville Orange marmalde topping.

Maybe all sorts of ways for different people? One thing I think is a given though is that is it's a plain buttered one, it's supposed to be dripping with the stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 06:18 AM

Crumpet with butter is healthy!

Crumpet with cheese is healthy!

Having one of each is obviously twice as healthy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 08:24 PM

A fried egg on a buttered crumpet (times two or three) is a thing of beauty. As is grilled cheese on crumpet, in which case you leave out the butter. I only eat health foods...


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 07:31 PM

wot a shame I'm living in a different country.

However, as I recently opened a tin of baked beans & have crumpets in my freezer, I just might have some for lunch - maybe one drowned in butter, the other with butter & baked beans - yum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 04:25 PM

I have it on great authority that one giant crumpet will hold a small tin of beans. Sounds a good snack to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 07:25 AM

”Warburtons have now introduced packets of GIANT crumpets the size of dinner plates. Oh dear, can we resist them? (possibly not!)”

Don’t even try to resist, Sen - we don’t! Yum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 06:44 AM

The actual crumpet is much lower in calories than bread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 06:38 AM

No, we always bought them keberoxu. Warburtons ones are very good. Husband is now addicted to them and has a bit of a pot-belly! But as this means his sporty clothes are getting rather tight, he says he'll cut down somewhat on the crumpets. Imagine the calories in the thick butter on the top!
Warburtons have now introduced packets of GIANT crumpets the size of dinner plates. Oh dear, can we resist them? (possibly not!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Jun 21 - 10:43 PM

Have you always bought crumpets, Senoufou/Eliza,
or did anyone in your life
make them home-made?


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Charmion
Date: 13 Jun 21 - 10:40 AM

Any new cats in your life, Eliza?


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Jun 21 - 12:44 AM

I’m relieved too - great to hear from you again, Sen! <3


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Helen
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 08:39 PM

She's Ba-a-a-a-ack!

We were concerned that not even the lure of a thread about crumpets could bring you out of hiding.

I'm very happy that all is well with you and yours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 05:49 PM

Aw, how very kind you all are! I feel rather ashamed that I haven't posted for a while, but hubby and I are quite well and so is my dear sister up in Scotland. I have to confess I haven't eaten a crumpet in ages, and have lost a fair bit of weight. Husband and I have had our jabs with no bad side effects.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 04:52 PM

Keb, I’ve PM’d her. Hopefully all is well in her corner of Norfolk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Crumpets - bought or made?
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 04:37 PM

. . . but what has become of Eliza/Senoufou?
Haven't heard from her since May . . .


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