Today I finally made a crumpet!
I've been eagerly waiting
to make crumpets,
second only to scones.
These were so much fun to stir up.
The ingredients are minimal;
bread flour, yeast, salt, sugar,
baking soda, cream of tarter, milk and water.
Double double toil and trouble
fire burn and cauldron bubble
After a warm rise the bubbles
start to make themselves known.
They are the real star
of the show.
No self respecting crumpet
can be without them
lest they be a flubbery
I wasn't too sure about the last step;
pouring in the milk with baking soda
I was afraid of ruining all the bubbles,
poured the mixture into the rings
and crossed my fingers.
It's interesting that where the dough was thicker,
the bubbles couldn't quite make it through.
Next time I shall heed Rose's advice
to thin with water.
Hands down these crumpets
around the packets
from Trader Joe's.
Rose Levy Beranbaum