Monday, 18 August 2008

Duckeys Easy Homemade Crumpets

Crumpets are not only great as part of a meal but also as a healthy snack. These little babies can be frozen for anytime and can be a great side dish to a main meal. I would say they are multi-purpose really and so natural.

So here’s how to make my healthy version of homemade crumpets! Remember also its not just the crumpets what you put on them can have an effect too! So keep a healthy mind and don’t go for the sugary toppings!

RECIPE: Homemade wholemeal crumpets with earl grey tea.

You will need:

225g wholemeal flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons sugar
1/2 pint skimmed milk
55ml water, lukewarm
1 dessert spoon dried yeast

To Make:

1. Start of by Sifting the wholemeal flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl

2. Dissolve the dried yeast in luke warm skimmed milk and water then add sugar add sit for 10 minutes

3. Add to dry ingredients and beat until a smooth batter is formed, I have a special gadget on my mixer that makes dough - leave to sit for half an hour this will allow the batter to rise

4. Then pre-heat a pan and grease with some 1 calorie spray - lgightly grease some cooking rings and put them in pan to heat through

5. Fill three-quarters of the hot rings with the batter

6. Allow to cook on a low heat for around ten minutes until the surface appears covered with holes (I never knew that’s how crumpets got their holes)

7. Remove the rings

8. Then cover the pan, and cook a further 2 - 3 minutes or until the surface is set

9. Remove them from the pan, cool on a wire rack

10. When cold, you can then toast and serve with butter.

These may be frozen.

I think crumpets are so versatile and you can adapt meals around them or eat the alone. They are great served with a cup of earl grey tea.

Crumpets are low in calories and these wholemeal versions elimate the “white bread” effect!

Try them yourself! You can also make main meals using Crumpets such as Duckeys Stack.

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