River Cottage Crumpets

I haven’t had a crumpet in ages. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a homemade one, so last week the kids and I made some. They were surprisingly easy to make, and after adjusting for time/heat after the first couple they came out just fine. The recipe came from The River Cottage Bread Handbook, which I absolutely love. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to trying out many more of the recipes. They were absolutely scrumptious. They went pretty quickly and the remaining couple were toasted the following day and then slathered with butter, enough to drip down our arms. A couple of them were wrapped up as a gift for someone who loves them just as much as I do. Now for one of my questions from the weekend. If the house were on fire, and all of my family was safe, what would I grab? Though there are many items that are precious to me, I would grab the computer as it has all of our family photos. I would be absolutely devastated to lose all of those, so that is what I would grab. If anyone else has questions for me, just put them in the comments and I’ll try to answer them this week.

food • Monday, June 28th, 2010 • 10 Comments »
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10 Responses to “River Cottage Crumpets”

  1. Allison says:

    Oh those look good and I think I will need to check out that book too!

    If you won the lottery, what would you do? πŸ™‚

  2. Sandie says:

    Those crumpets looks so delicious …. I remember trying to skewer them onto a toasting fork to toast by the fire. Always got a few embers on them … but they tasted better for it. Always remind me of winter though!

  3. Thanks for answering my question!! Having asked you …. I don’t know what I would save – possibly my jewellery box – but for the sentimental, not monetary value!!

  4. amanda makes says:

    Ooo gorgeous crumpets! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  5. French Knots says:

    I have a couple of Hugh’s cookbooks but not that one,but will be seeing if the library has it as the crumpets look very tasty.x

  6. are they River Coattage as in Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall?

    Look yummy must try them1

    Sarah x

  7. Jennifer says:

    Sandie, I was beginning to rethink my choice to make crumpets as I was standing over a hot stove pouring batter onto a hot skillet. They sure were worth it though.

    Sarah, Yes they are River Cottage as in Hugh. I really enjoy his books and his philosophy and this book was no disappointment either.

  8. Petit Filoux says:

    Mmmm they look delicious!!! Never tried making them from scratch, might have to get my little chubby hands on that book!

  9. Rattling On says:

    What a great job you made of them!!

  10. Mousy Brown says:

    I had that book for my birthday – I love River Cottage (and Hugh too!) I haven’t tried the crumpets yet but they sure look good, I might wait until it cools down a bit round here but they are on my to do list…Good luck with the spending freeze – as you know its the thrifting bit I found hard – hope you are better behaved! πŸ˜€

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